Ishan Kishan Won’t Open For India In T20 World Cup: South Africa Legend
With 206 runs in five games, Ishan Kishan led the India vs. South Africa series in run-scoring.
In the five-match T20 International (T20I) series against South Africa. Opening batsman Ishan Kishan was in excellent form and finished with 206 runs to lead the team in scoring. In the series, Kishan batted with a strike rate of 150.36 and scored two half-centuries. However, with the team’s preferred openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul expected to return, his prospects of making the starting XI when India travels to Australia for the 2022 T20 World Cup are limited.
The team’s skipper, Rohit, has been rested for the South Africa series, while KL Rahul will not play because of an injury.
The best starting partnership for the T20 World Cup. According to renowned Indian batter, Sunil Gavaskar would be Rohit and Rahul. Sunil Gavaskar made this statement during the fifth T20 International in Bengaluru.
When questioned about the best starting combination for India in the World Cup, Gavaskar responded. “I would think the opening combination would be, if KL Rahul is fit, then KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma.”
In agreement with Gavaskar, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith explained why Kishan, despite his excellent performance, won’t surpass the two seasoned stalwarts in India’s team.
“Sunny is the option I would choose. Those are two excellent opening hitters, in my opinion. Ishan Kishan would likely be mentioned, but I believe that KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma have consistently performed well and are two of the best batters India will have at the top of the order “said Smith.
Naturally, Ishan Kishan will have more opportunities to argue his point when India visits Ireland for the two-match T20I series there.