Ishan Kishan, the young Indian cricketer, was shocked and disappointed to be dropped from the playing XI for the first One Day International match against Sri Lanka despite scoring a double century in the last ODI India played in December against Bangladesh. India’s captain Rohit Sharma stated that the team had opted for Gill ahead of Kishan in the playing XI.
Kishan had blasted 210 runs off 131 deliveries in the third ODI against Bangladesh and was expected to be a regular feature in the ODI team, however he missed out on the first game against Sri Lanka.
Despite the disappointment, Kishan has vowed to prove his worth in One Day Internationals and make a comeback to the team. “I’ve always considered myself as someone who can play one-day cricket,” said Kishan in a recent statement. “I understand that the team has to make difficult decisions and players have to be rotated, but I’m ready to prove my skills in One Day Internationals and make a comeback to the team.”
Ishan Kishan dropped from Team India, despite a double hundred
Ishan Kishan, who is known for his aggressive style of play, had made a strong case for himself after his double century against Bangladesh. He had shown his ability to score runs quickly and has a good strike rate of 162.6 in List A career.
In the past, he had also showcased his abilities in domestic cricket by scoring plenty of runs in the red-ball format and has a good average of 51.8 in the first-class cricket. He has also expressed his desire to be an all-format player for India. “I’m ready to play for India in three formats,” he said. “It’s not that I’ve to put in extra effort for it, I’ve scored plenty of runs in red-ball cricket.”
His performances in the domestic cricket and his willingness to play in all formats make him a valuable addition to the Indian cricket team. As Ishan Kishan continues to work hard and perform well in domestic cricket, it’s likely that he will get another chance to prove his worth in the international arena. The cricketing fraternity will be keeping a close eye on his performances and hoping for his return to the Indian team soon.
Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma had dropped a hint on Monday. Still, it was startling that India went into the first ODI against Sri Lanka at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati without Suryakumar Yadav in the line-up. He is India’s best batter on current form in limited-overs cricket, never mind the distinction that Sharma tried to draw between T20Is and ODIs on match eve.