Brett Lee Names The Replacement For KL Rahul As Indian Opener In 2023 ODI World Cup

India will host the 2023 World Cup and the tournament is nearly 10 months from now. However, team India is looking forward to sorting out all the aspects before the marquee event.

Meanwhile, the former Australian pacer Brett Lee has named a player who could be India’s opener choice in place of KL Rahul. As we know, KL Rahul is going through a rough patch and he has asked for a leave for the upcoming Sri Lanka series starting in January.

Rohit Sharma is the certain opener for India but when it comes to partner him, there are a lot of options in the names of Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan. However the Australian pacer feels Ishan Kishan to be India’s opener in the 2023 ODI World Cup.

While talking to his youtube Channel, Brett Lee said,”With this deadly double, Ishan has staked a strong claim to open for India in the ODI World Cup at home in 2023. Will this happen? I don’t know. Should it happen? Hell yeah it should. The guy just scored the fastest 200 in ODI history. But if he can show consistency, stay fit, and be around the next few months, he should be a sure-shot opener for India at the World Cup.”

He further stated,”Back Ishan to make it in the World Cup squad with an eye on the future and clearly, he would be on a high after that knock as he should be. However, a word of caution. Too much praise had led to cobwebs in the head. So my advice to Ishan Kishan would be… forget about the milestone, forget about the double hundred as soon as you can. There are bigger milestones to achieve, higher peaks to scale. Ishan Kishan has to forget about the euphoria of his double hundred. Just focus on the process, stay fit and keep smashing big runs.”

Ishan Kishan played a historic knock against Bangladesh where he smashed 200 runs in just 126 balls, the fastest by any batter in this format. The 23-year old will be seen playing for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023.

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