Jitesh Sharma, the wicket-keeper batsman for Punjab Kings, received nothing but praise from former Indian cricket team all-rounder and was given the go-ahead to play for the national team. When Suresh Raina was recently questioned about Jitesh’s potential for joining the national squad, the IPL analyst seemed really upbeat.
The 29-year-old has been pretty good for his club this season and has already performed couple of key innings against well-established bowling attacks. He made his professional debut in 2016 with the Mumbai Indians, but the previous two seasons with the PBKS team have seen him hit his stride.
He is currently playing brilliantly in the middle order. He’s played several notable cameos. He’s an aggressive player, he has previously been a part of Indian squad but yeah, he may be a terrific middle-order player. His abilities as a wicketkeeper are strong. He’s definitely pleased everyone with the manner he’s hitting.
The selectors would undoubtedly give him another look. You will see him a lot more in the future because of his excellent striking skills, said Raina, who was reported by Hindustan Times.
In order to maintain their chances of making the IPL play-offs, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Punjab Kings by five wickets on Monday, and Rinku Singh added another triumphant chapter to his history as a “finisher” with a last-ball boundary.
KKR put on a complete “RRR” performance as Rinku finished the game with a 10-ball-21 not out thanks to skipper Nitish Rana’s fifty and Andre Russell adding muscle to the 180-run chase.