“Enjoying Red Ball Cricket and playing accordingly is the mantra” says Ishan Kishan after his maiden Test call up

"Enjoying Red Ball Cricket and playing accordingly is the mantra" says Ishan Kishan after his maiden Test call up

India’s young Left-handed explosive batter Ishan Kishan has been everywhere on the news since scoring that 210 off 126 balls – the quickest double-ton ever. However, in the very next series against Sri-Lanka at home, Kishan did not find himself in any of the matches.

The management including captain Rohit Sharma were heavily criticized for dropping an in-form Kishan on the bench. It also raised many questions regarding BCCI’s treatment of young talented players and on the same context, Murali Vijay even said that the BCCI have failed to provide enough opportunities.

But the good news for Ishan Kishan first came when the Indian test squad was announced for the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Another came yesterday when Rohit Sharma confirmed that he will be playing against the Kiwis in the 3-match ODI series.

Sharma also revealed that the BCCI are planning to hand the 24-year-old a new role in the batting line-up and earlier today, he came onto bat at number 4 but got out for just 4 runs. But that’s not a worry as of now because Shubhman Gill is taking on the Kiwi bowling unit.

The main topic of discussion is Ishan Kishan’s inclusion in the Test squad against Australia. He expressed his delight and anticipation to play Red-ball cricket. To be able to play Test cricket at the International level is a big deal and Kishan mentioned his happiness ahead of his selection.

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He reminisced a story when his father would tell him about the difficulties that longer formats of cricket brings. Kishan being a versatile batter is ready for the opportunity and he can fill various positions in the batting line-up. And he also comes with good experience at the domestic circuit and his numbers backs his selection.

Kishan plays first-class cricket for Jharkhand. His 2,985 runs at an average of 38.76 have been scored in 48 first-class games and 82 innings. In the red-ball format, he has six century, sixteen half-centuries, and a personal best of 273. Australia will begin their tour of India from February 9th.

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat and Suryakumar Yadav.