Young Indian wicket-keeper batsman, Ishan Kishan has shared his thoughts on comparisons with teammate Shubman Gill ahead of the three-match ODI series against New Zealand starting January 18, 2023. Ishaan for the series against Sri Lanka, there was a lot of hue and cry about that.
However, Ishan Kishan has a different view. During a conversation with Star Sports, Ishan Kishan said, ‘I cannot go out there and ask for the opening slot because we know how much competition is going on among all those who have done well for the team. So now when I can get a chance in the middle order, I will help my team win from those tough conditions.”
Will he be able to taste success in his new batting position?
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Shreyas Iyer has been ruled out of the ODI phase of the New Zealand series due to a back injury and with KL Rahul missing from the team, Ishan Kishan will play in the middle order throughout the ODI series.
Talking about his batting position, Ishan Kishan said, ‘I think this is a good opportunity for me to prove myself in the middle order. I know people think I am good as an opener, but I want to prove myself at No.4 or No.5 and get my team out of tough situations. If the team is in a good position, I want to go out there and play my shots.
India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj
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New Zealand (Playing XI): Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Henry Nicholls, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Henry Shipley, Lockie Ferguson, Blair Tickner