The second T20I between India and West Indies will be played on Sunday, 6 August. India received a defeat in the first game by four runs and now they will look to make a comeback in a five-match T20I series. Before it, the former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer has suggested a major change in the Indian playing XI before the 2nd game.Wasim Jaffer has expressed his concern about Ishan Kishan’s performance in T20Is.
He said that for the second T20I, India must go with the left-handed batter Yashasvi Jaiswal and support for his debut has shown support for Yashasvi Jaiswal. Yashasvi Jaiswal showcased impressive performances in the recent two-match Test series against the West Indies, scoring 171, 57, and 38 in his three innings. He also had a remarkable performance in the 16th edition of Indian Premier League.While having a conversation with ESPNcricinfo,“I want to see Yashasvi Jaiswal. He should play as an opening batter. I want to see Jaiswal in place of Ishan Kishan.
Ishan Kishan’s T20I form worries me. In the last 15 innings, he hasn’t even scored a 40, the strike rate is also too low. So, that’s a cause of concern, but he was in good form in ODIs. It’s a different format (T20I). He also had an ordinary IPL season.”During this year’s IPL, Yashasvi Jaiswal delivered an exceptional performance with the bat. He scored an impressive total of 625 runs in 14 matches with an average of 48.08 and a striking rate of 163.61. In this edition, he got five half-centuries and a century. Notably, he established a new record for the fastest 50 in IPL history while playing against the Kolkata Knight Riders.