“Ishan Kishan has perfectly replaced Rishabh Pant…”: Former India Cricketer

In the Test series between West Indies and India, the Indian team management, led by Rohit Sharma, has expressed their growing faith in the young talent of Ishan Kishan. The former selector, Saba Karim, praised Kishan for his commendable progress behind the stumps and acknowledged his challenges in the first Test. However, Kishan’s impressive performances with both the bat and gloves have caught the team’s attention, leading to his promotion up the batting order and gaining the team’s confidence for the next WTC cycle.

Replacing Rishabh Pant was challenging, as KS Bharat’s struggles in Australia had shown. However, Ishan Kishan has handled the dual responsibility of excelling as a wicketkeeper and contributing significantly with the bat admirably. His performances have shown constant improvement, and the team management recognized his potential as a key asset in both departments.

The second Test witnessed an impressive display of Kishan’s batting prowess as he notched up a rapid half-century, scoring 53 runs off just 34 balls. His ability to add quick runs to the scoreboard has garnered attention, and the Indian team is keen on utilizing this aspect of his game to their advantage in the upcoming WTC cycle.

“Replacing Rishabh Pant was no easy task, as KS Bharat’s struggles in Australia had shown. His keeping improved as he played more test matches. Ishan’s role is to excel both as a wicketkeeper and score significantly with the bat. I think he has done both these tasks quite well, but there is a constant improvement.” Karim exclaimed.

In the first Test, Kishan faced challenges, especially with spinners like R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. His glovework was scrutinized, but he demonstrated resilience and worked on his skills to show significant improvement in the second Test. His hard work and dedication to honing his skills have not gone unnoticed by the team management.

Ishan Kishan’s promotion up the batting order reflects the team’s confidence in his abilities and potential as a valuable asset in the Test squad. The Indian team has given him the freedom to express himself on the field, allowing him to showcase his aggressive and dynamic style of play.

He said, “We saw that in the first Test match at the time, it seemed that he was not able to collect the balls properly, especially against R Ashwin and Jadeja. He has done a lot of homework and he has come back in a much stronger way in the second Test match.”

The Indian team, captained by Rohit Sharma, has decided to back Ishan Kishan during the upcoming WTC cycle. His performances have earned him the trust and support of the team management, who believe his contributions will be instrumental in their success.

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