Harbhajan Singh says “It is necessary that Ishan Kishan be in the playing XI” in T20 World Cup 2021. Team India, he believes, needs to revamp their lineup. Also, in preparation for their T20 World Cup match against New Zealand. In a virtual quarter-final match, the Men in Blue will meet New Zealand. In addition, Pakistan has made jobs simple. The group’s two most wicked members. Harbhajan vouched for the inclusion of Ishan Kishan. Also, believes that he should replace KL Rahul at the top of the order. He includes the wicketkeeper-batter that can provide explosive starts. And it has looked in good touch recently as well.
“According to me, it is necessary that Ishan Kishan be in the playing XI. If he opens with Rohit Sharma, India can have the start which they are currently looking for,” Harbhajan said.
“Kishan is an explosive batsman, will put pressure on any bowler. He is in good form also. He played some good knocks for Mumbai Indians towards the end of IPL and was looking solid in the warm-up game as well,” Harbhajan added.
Moreover, Kishan struggled in the middle-order for the Mumbai Indians in this season of the IPL. However, he burst back to life after being promoted. At the top of the order and scored two fifties. Besides, KL Rahul in the warm-up contest. Against England remained unbeaten after choosing to walk off after scoring 70.
Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma
“If Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma open the innings and Virat Kohli comes in at No.3, KL Rahul can bat at 4 as well. The top 4 will be very solid. Pant should continue at 5,” Harbhajan Singh said.
“Pandya is such a player, that if he finds his groove, he can leave any batsman behind. Pandya should be played even as a pure batsman at No.6. If we speak about the best batsmen in the No.6 and No.7 position, Hardik Pandya’s name comes up without question,” Harbhajan added.