Ishan Kishan’s stunning batting form has secured his place in India’s ODI squad.
The newly fit KL Rahul is anticipated to be ready for selection when India competes in the Asia Cup Super 4 round in 2023. The management of the team must give Rahul a chance to bat because he is anticipated to be a key member of the Indian squad at the ODI World Cup. But who on the team would he take the place of? Ishan Kishan is in excellent form right now, especially after a fantastic performance against Pakistan, therefore it would be unfair for Rahul to take his spot in the team, according to renowned Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.
Ishan should keep his spot in the starting XI, in Gavaskar’s opinion. Shreyas Iyer can take KL Rahul’s spot, according to the team management.
“I’d actually be interested to watch what Shreyas Iyer accomplishes in regards to Nepal as well. And if he fails to score in the match against Nepal, he could not even be given the chance to bat. He could certainly bat, you know, as the top three batsmen against Nepal may potentially bat 40 or more overs if India opts for 50 overs. Otherwise, though, I would consider both Rahul and Kishan batting at positions four and five in the event that Shreyas Iyer fails to score any runs. If he has 80, you cannot drop him. In challenging circumstances, he earned an 80.
“I don’t believe you can let him go. It’s not right. And, as I mentioned, he adds a left-handed dimension to India’s top order,” Gavaskar stated to India Today.
KL Rahul has been ruled out of India’s first two Asia Cup 2023 matches. However, the veteran wicket-keeper batsman has been judged fit to play the rest of the competition.