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Saba Karim on Ishan Kishan likely to open with Rohit Sharma in ODI . series

Saba Karim believes the Indian team’s management has no choice but to play Ishan Kishan as Rohit Sharmawas the opening partner of the ODI series against the West Indies.

Team India has been hit hard due to some of their players including the openers Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwadi, returns a positive COVID-19 test result. Some reports suggest that Kishan, who was not originally on the ODI team, is likely to top the order along with Sharma.

Ishan Kishan in the Bio Bubble of India as Rishabh Pant’s backup keeper for the ODI series against the West Indies. (Today’s Sports Newspaper reports).

During a discussion on India News, Saba Karim was asked about the development. He responded:

“You don’t have many options left and your squad is severely depleted because the players have been infected. So I feel we will see a new approach.”

Former Indian track and field athlete voted in favor of Kishan opening with Sharma. Karim reasoned:

“This would also be the right combination because if Ishan Kishan opens with Rohit Sharma, the type of character Ishan has, his hit rate is always high, which means he can take advantage of the lane. play power.”

Saba Karim added that Kishan’s offensive propensity towards opposing pitchers would help the India captain. He explained:

“It will provide more time for Rohit Sharma to settle down as he is a player who can play for long periods of time. There is more risk on one side because the strike rate is very high.”

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So far, Kishan has only played 2 ODI matches for Team India, both against Sri Lanka. He beat 60 runs with an excellent strike rate of 130.43 in those games, with a top score of 59.


“Ishan Kishan’s achievement in the Vijay Hazare Trophy is exceptional” – Saba Karim

Ishan Kishan is known to be an aggressive game player at the top of the order
Ishan Kishan is known to be an aggressive game player at the top of the order

Saba Karim was also asked if Mayank Agarwal was only included in the India squad as a backup. He replied:

“I feel it’s the right choice. Mayank Agarwal is kept as a backup in the team at the moment. Another reason is that Ishan Kishan’s record in the Vijay Hazare Trophy is very special. hit a hundred times and whenever he hits a century, it’s a big century.”

The 54-year-old concluded by saying that it would benefit Team India in the long run if Kishan succeeds at the top of the table. Karim explains:

“It will be a huge value addition to the Indian team if Ishan Kishan opens and plays well for the team. This move will help us bring about a change in the Indian team’s white-ball mold that we are used to. mentioned.”

There have been calls from some cricket experts for Team India to adopt a more aggressive approach to the bat in ODI cricket. The presence of Ishan Kishan at the top of the order can help the cause.


Edited by Sai Krishna

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