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Ishan Kishan is a hot contender for India’s wicketkeeper-batsman slot: MSK Prasad

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Kishan had scored a match-winning fifty after he was requested to open the innings within the absence of injured Rohit Sharma in IPL 2020.

Ishan Kishan and MS Dhoni
Ishan Kishan and MS Dhoni. (Picture Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Former India chief selector MSK Prasad believes Ishan Kishan is a sizzling contender for Group India’s limited-overs wicketkeeper-batsman after his spectacular show within the recently-concluded IPL 2020. The 22-year-old starred with the bat and performed a key function in Mumbai Indians’ title triumph. Kishan loved his most prolific IPL season as far as he confirmed his batting talents as soon as once more.

Regardless of not being part of the taking part in eleven for the primary two video games, he completed the season as Mumbai Indians’ highest run-scorer forward of the likes of Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma and in-form Suryakumar Yadav. Kishan completed IPL 2020 with 516 runs at a mean of 57.33 and a strike-rate of greater than 145.

General, he was the fifth-highest run-scorer in IPL 2020 regardless of taking part in the least variety of video games among the many high ten run-scorers of this season. He additionally made an impression together with his power-hitting. The ‘pocket dynamite’ struck 30 sixes, probably the most by any batsman in IPL 2020.

‘Ishan Kishan might be a welcome addition’: MSK Prasad

Following Ishan Kishan’s prolific outing in IPL 2020, MSK Prasad has lavished reward on the teen. The previous India wicketkeeper, whose tenure as chief selector ended final 12 months, was all reward for Kishan’s adaptability and temperament. He identified how Kishan carried out effectively after being promoted to open the innings.

Kishan had scored a match-winning fifty after he was requested to open the innings within the absence of injured Rohit Sharma. Prasad stated that Kishan’s ‘means to change gears as per the group’s necessities’ makes him a sizzling contender for the wicketkeeper-role for Group India.

“It’s actually implausible to see this pocket dynamite in motion. He had a implausible IPL. Batting at No. four and later opening the innings, reveals his adaptability and temperament. His means to change gears as per the group’s necessities will certainly place him as a sizzling contender for the wicketkeeper-batsman slot for Group India in each T20s & ODIs in instances to come back,” Prasad was quoted as saying by TOI.

“If he can maintain wickets effectively and bat the identical method he did within the IPL, he might be a welcome addition to the nationwide squad,” he added.

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