Ishan Kishan, a left-handed batsman, is one of the most dynamic batsmen in cricket right now, and on his best days, he can wreak havoc on the bowling lineup of the opposition. The batter, however, has been in and out of the lineup and was not selected for the Asia Cup team. KL Rahul, who has been out with an injury, has been re-named vice-captain of Team India’s full-strength team. Scott Styris, a former all-rounder for New Zealand, thinks Kishan would be sad to miss the Asia Cup. “KL Rahul was a simple decision probably of all the possible match-ups that we’ve discussed, I think this was the easiest one. You see, how valuable to the Indian team to the management and to the selectors because he’s been given the vice-captaincy as well,” Styris said.
“So that says that he was always a frontline player in this Indian side and I guess it’s unlucky for Ishan Kishan, he’s got that left-handed ability which I think they’d have loved to have got into the squad if they possibly could have because it’s a very right-handed dominant side until to get to someone like Rishabh Pant. So, I think he’ll be disappointed and naturally, he’s a terrific player. But KL Rahul, it is great for India that he’s back because you know, he’s a genuine match winner on the biggest stage too,” he added. After sitting on the sidelines for the first four games against West Indies, Ishan Kishan had just played the fifth and final T20I. Kishan scored 11 runs in the final T20I, which was the fifth. The left-handed hitter has participated in 19 T20 Internationals so far, recording 543 runs at an average of 30.16, with an 89 as his top score.