Ishan Kishan ‘welcome addition’ to the nationwide squad if he can preserve wickets: MSK Prasad

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Ishan Kishan and MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni’s retirement from the worldwide stage has left Indian followers in dilemma over the wicketkeeping spot. Whereas KL Rahul has cemented his place behind the stumps within the limited-overs format, Wriddhiman Saha has emerged as the only option within the conventional format. 

In the meantime, the way forward for two younger wicketkeepers — Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson — stays in jeopardy. Pant, owing to his inconsistent type, has been dropped from the limited-overs squad for the much-awaited Australia sequence. Whereas Samson, after his patchy stint with Staff India, is but to show his price on the greatest degree. 

Amid the wicketkeeping conundrum of the nationwide aspect, Mumbai Indians (MI) teen Ishan Kishan has knocked on the door of nationwide selectors on the again of his current performances. The 22-year-old had a stellar IPL 2020 the place he completed as MI’s high run-getter, scoring 516 runs within the UAE at a formidable common of 57.33. Contemplating Ishan’s type, former BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad has labelled him as a ‘welcome addition to the staff’.

“It’s actually incredible to see this pocket dynamite in motion. He had a incredible IPL. Batting at No. four and later opening the innings, reveals his adaptability and temperament. His capacity to modify gears as per the staff’s necessities will certainly place him as a sizzling contender for the wicketkeeper-batsman slot for Staff India in each T20s & ODIs in instances to come back,” Prasad was quoted as saying by the Instances of India.

“If he can preserve wickets effectively and bat the identical method he did within the IPL, he might be a welcome addition to the nationwide squad.”

Although Ishan hadn’t stored wickets for MI this season with Quinton de Kock performing the duties, it would not winnow out his calibre. The Patna-born teen is presently seen as one of the promising abilities throughout the nation. Ishan and Suryakumar Yadav, two uncapped gamers of the MI contingent, had an imposing IPL season with the bat, making them favourites to interrupt into the nationwide aspect. Australian coach Tom Moody had additionally tagged Ishan as a ‘actual package deal’ as a result of his fexibility to bat anyplace within the order.

“We do know that he can preserve as effectively. He doesn’t must preserve in that Mumbai aspect so he’s the actual package deal. The opposite factor is that he can open the batting and in addition appears to be like comfy batting within the center and that’s fairly uncommon for a younger participant to have that kind of open thoughts and adaptability,” Moody had instructed ESPNCricinfo.

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