Will Gaikwad replace Ishan Kishan?


India Playing XI 2nd T20: Will Ruturaj Gaikwad finally get his chance? – After warming the bench in the first T20 and also in the New Zealand series, is it time for Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid to consider Ruturaj Gaikwad? The reason is Ishan Kishan’s troubled knock in the 1st T20 against West Indies. Although he lasted 42 balls, scoring 35, he didn’t look in his element. Gaikwad, who had a brilliant run in IPL and domestic cricket is the only other option India have. Follow IND vs WI 2nd T20 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

In KL Rahul’s absence, Ishan Kishan was given the nod but he had a bad day at the office. He sustained pressure and failed to connect shots. Even commentators Sunil Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogale were astounded that Kishan was failing to convert full-tosses in boundaries.

While Rohit Sharma is known to back youngsters wholeheartedly, the time is running out for testing Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has only warmed the bench since being picked.

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India Playing XI 2nd T20: After shaky knock, will Rohit Sharma replace Ishan Kishan with in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad? Follow Live Updates

Sharma was seen having a long discussion with Kishan after the match. “I have been talking to him (Ishan Kishan) for a long time now, from IPL when he played in the middle order for Mumbai Indians, which is not his natural position for him to go out and bat,” Rohit Sharma said after the match.

“We just want to make sure that we give him confidence as to what he needs to do in that middle period. When someone like Virat (Kohli) was batting at the other end, his job was to rotate and look to find that odd boundary. We got off to a flier and it was just about rotating the strike,” the 34-year-old further added.

India Playing XI 2nd T20: Why does Ruturaj deserve the nod ahead of Kishan?

  • He has been in fine form, top-scoring in IPL and Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • With KL Rahul out with injury, this is India’s golden chance to test opening combinations.
  • Ishan Kishan hasn’t had a great run.
  • Ishan Kishan hasn’t looked confident in his outing against West Indies.
  • As Ruturaj is in fine form, this is the right time to test his mettle before overseas tours.
  • Gaikwad has been part of the squads for the series against New Zealand and South Africa, and perhaps a 1-0 lead is the perfect time to give him a game.

India Playing XI 2nd T20: After shaky knock, will Rohit Sharma replace Ishan Kishan with in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad? Follow Live Updates

India Playing XI 2nd T20: After shaky knock, will Rohit Sharma replace Ishan Kishan with in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad? Follow Live Updates

As India will have a great opportunity to wrap things up, it remains to be seen who comes out to open with Rohit but for the other positions, it is unlikely, India will enforce any changes.

Ravi Bishnoi had a fantastic debut with 2/17, troubling West Indies batter with his googlies while Venkatesh Iyer played a match-winning knock. But it is the injury problems that could force Team India to make changes.

Deepak Chahar and Venkatesh Iyer both suffered knocks. While Iyer came out to bat and did well, Deepak Chahar was nowhere to be seen. He didn’t complete his quota of overs either. If Deepak Chahar is ruled out,

India Playing XI 2nd T20: 

 

India Playing XI 2nd T20: After shaky knock, will Rohit Sharma replace Ishan Kishan with in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad? Follow Live Updates

India Playing XI 2nd T20:

  • Ishan Kishan/ Rururaj Gaikwad
  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Virat Kohli
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Rishabh Pant (wk)
  • Venkatesh Iyer
  • Deepak Chahar/Shardul Thakur
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Ravi Bishnoi
  • Yuzvendra Chahal

India Playing XI 2nd T20: After shaky knock, will Rohit Sharma replace Ishan Kishan with in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad? Follow Live Updates

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India’s T20I squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Siraj, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda.

India Playing XI 2nd T20: After shaky knock, will Rohit Sharma replace Ishan Kishan with in-form Ruturaj Gaikwad? Follow Live Updates

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