IND vs PAK: Ishan Kishan rescues act ends hopes of Sanju Samson, SKY & KL Rahul
Ishan Kishan’s fifty helps extend his stay in India playing XI,makes return of KL Rahul, Sanju Samson & SKY difficult
Making the best use of the opportunity, Ishan Kishan slammed a fine fifty he help his cause in India’s pecking order. After the top order collapse, Ishan Kishan stitched a rescue act to make Suryakuamr Yadav, Sanju Samson, and KL Rahul’s spot in the India Playing XI even more difficult. Kishan registered a fine fifty off 54 balls to register his 4th consecutive half-century in ODIs.
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Forged by fire, Ishan Kishan came out strongly. In ODIs, Ishan Kishan comes second in the pecking order with KL Rahul being the designated keeper for the Men in Blue. But making the best of the opportunity, Kishan helped his cause to extend his stay in the Indian Playing XI.
While the top order consisting of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, and Shubman Gill faltered it was Kishan who shone brightly along with partner Hardik Pandya. With a strike of 90, he slammed 7 fours and 1 big six to reach his half-century.
Sanju Samson, SKY & KL Rahul’s spot in Trouble
What has Ishan Kishan’s rescue act done? The answer is simple, Sanju Samson’s hopes to return to ODIs have ended. SKY’s spot in the middle order diminished and KL Rahul’s spot in the team has become difficult.
Sanju Samson has been the traveling reserve for the Indian team in the Asia Cup. With KL Rahul missing for the first 2 games, the BCCI Selection committee has put their trust in Ishan Kishan ahead of Samson and the former has responded handsomely. With KL returning after the Nepal game, there is barely any chance for Samson to get his chance.
SKY aka Suryakumar Yadav, the number 1 batter in T20s has been thoroughly inconsistent in ODIs. With Shreyas Iyer back in the mixes and Ishan Kishan slamming 4 consecutive ODI fifties, MR 360 will have to warm the benches and wait patiently for his chance in the team.
Lastly comes the designated keeper in the team. KL Rahul is missing the IND vs PAK and the IND vs NEP game. He is recovering at the NCA and a call on his travel to Sri Lanka will be taken on 4th September. But eith Kishan showcasing his talent and proving his worth, it will be difficult for KL to get back into the squad as Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid will think twice before dropping an in-form Ishan Kishan