As India’s batting woes come into focus, former India opener Wasim Jaffer has proposed a change in the team’s lineup for the upcoming third T20I against the West Indies. With the team facing back-to-back defeats under the guidance of coach Rahul Dravid, Jaffer recommends resting Ishan Kishan, who has struggled to perform in the T20 format against the same opposition. Jaffer suggests Yashasvi Jaiswal as a potential replacement for Kishan in the upcoming match.
India’s batting order has faced scrutiny due to consecutive defeats against the West Indies. The team’s performance has raised concerns about their consistency and adaptability, especially given their reliance on a second-string side led by Hardik Pandya. The absence of regular captain Rohit Sharma has added to the challenges faced by the team.
Ishan Kishan, who had impressive performances in the One Day International (ODI) series, has faced difficulties in the T20 format against the West Indies. Despite his successes in the ODIs, Kishan has failed to score runs in the shortest format against the same opposition.
In light of Kishan’s struggles, Jaffer suggests that the team management rest Kishan for the upcoming T20I and allow Yashasvi Jaiswal. Jaiswal, known for his fearless approach and solid batting technique, could provide a fresh perspective to the team’s batting order.
Wasim Jaffer recommends replacing Kishan with Yashasvi Jaiswal in the third T20I against the West Indies. Jaiswal’s ability to handle both spin and fast bowling and his recent strong performances in Tests adds weight to Jaffer’s suggestion. He highlights Jaiswal’s debut century against the West Indies as evidence of his talent and potential contribution to the team.
“We know that Ishan Kishan has struggled in the T20 internationals, so give him a break. He might come back stronger when he plays next,” Jaffer said.
Jaffer believes that Jaiswal’s inclusion could inject fresh air into the team’s lineup, similar to the impact Tilak Varma had recently. Jaiswal’s consistent performance in Tests and eagerness for an opportunity make him an appealing choice for the upcoming T20 match.
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“I would pick Yashasvi Jaiswal without a doubt just because he brings that fearlessness. He plays spin well and his batting against fast bowling is exemplary. He’s right at the peak of his game, high on confidence, so why not throw him in the mix and see what you get? He’s got runs in Tests and he’s looking for an opportunity. You might get a breath of fresh air like you did with Tilak Varma, so why not?,” Jaffer added.