Ishan Kishan’s card is cut, India gets a new wicketkeeper before the World Cup 2023, like Dhoni, he makes stumpings in a moment.
world cup 2023: World Cup 2023 is going to start in India from 5th October. But before that, Team India has not been able to take any decision regarding its permanent wicketkeeper. After Rishabh Pant’s injury, India is still unable to find a permanent keeper. This problem can put Rohit Sharma and company in trouble in the World Cup.
But during the Asia Cup, the team management has found a big solution to this. Now in the World Cup 2023, instead of Ishan Kishan, this player will be seen doing wicketkeeping. Who, in Dhoni style, destroys the batsman in the blink of an eye.
World Cup 2023: India gets a new wicketkeeper
Team India is in Sri Lanka these days. Where the 16th edition of Asia Cup 2023 is being played. The Indian team has made it to the finals by defeating the host team Lanka by 41 runs. This final match will be played on 17 September. During this tournament, the biggest problem of Team India has also been solved. Ishan Kishan was included as a keeper in the Asia Cup. He also took charge behind the wicket against Nepal. But Ishaan looked quite ordinary.
But in the match played against Pakistan, wicketkeeper batsman KL Rahul got a chance. First he scored a brilliant century while batting, then he was seen standing behind the wickets while fielding. During this period, KL Rahul did very good wicketkeeping. Some good catches were also taken. Whereas against Sri Lanka, Lokesh Rahul also stumped Sadira Samarawickrama in the blink of an eye in the over of Kuldeep Yadav (MS Dhoni). This has made it clear to everyone that in the World Cup, the gloves will be seen in the hands of KL Rahul and not Ishan Kishan.
KL Rahul has excellent statistics in wicketkeeping.
KL Rahul, along with being a good batsman, also does excellent wicketkeeping. Therefore, captain Rohit Sharma has handed over the command of keeping to KL Rahul and not to Ishan Kishin. He has also impressed a lot during this period. Let us tell you that KL Rahul has dismissed batsmen 27 times in 18 innings in ODIs from 2016 to 2023. Whereas he has taken 24 catches and stumped 3 times. Whereas Ishan Kishan has made 16 dismissals, 11 catches and stumped 5 times in 12 innings. That means he is far ahead of Ishan Kishan. In such a situation, KL Rahul can be seen keeping wickets in the World Cup.
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