Ishan Kishan is one of the most attacking batsman going around in Indian cricket and perhaps that is the reason why India captain Virat Kohli is thinking of him as an opener in the T20 World Cup.
The Indian team for the T20 World Cup has bounteous opening options and it is still not clear which two batsmen will be opening the innings. The scene looks even more confusing after Ishan Kishan said that captain Virat Kohli has told the young lad that he will be playing as an opener in the mega event.
Ishan, who plays for the Mumbai Indians, has roared back to form with back-to-back fifties in the ongoing IPL. Ishan scored 84 off 32 balls and 50 not out off 25 balls opening the innings in the final two games for Mumbai. Rohit Sharma is a constant as India’s all-format opener. While Ishan’s return to runs is good news for India, there is a lot of confusion about Hardik Pandya’s role in the team. Is he fit to bowl? Will he bowl in the T20 World Cup? Rohit Sharma is expecting Hardik to start bowling from next week. “He is getting better and a player like him is probably just one game away from getting his natural way. I am confident of his ability and there is no doubt he will be a valuable asset,” Rohit said.
Now, the question is who will partner Rohit at the top order? Virat himself was interested in the role while KL Rahul and now, Ishan too is in consideration. Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik has showed his impressive IPL debut with Sunrisers Hyderabad and asked to stay back in the UAE as a net bowler for the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.