Ishan Kishan was included in the playing XI against New Zealand. And with KL Rahul, he started the innings. Permanent opener Rohit Sharma came out to play at number three. At the same time, Virat Kohli is at number four.
No one understood this change in the batting order. Questions started being raised that what was the compulsion that Ishaan Kishan was given priority before Rohit. And why didn’t Rohit himself come to open? There were many such questions. To which the Indian fans did not get the answer.
Whose Plan Was to Send Ishan Kishan before Rohit
But now Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour has revealed. Vikram Rathor said that the leadership group and Rohit Sharma himself had asked Ishan Kishan to open.
Let us inform you that against New Zealand, Ishan Kishan was included in the playing XI in place of injured Suryakumar Yadav. Surya bats at number four, and accordingly, Ishan Kishan had to come to bat at number four.
Vikram Rathor said,
Suryakumar was in pain in Yadav’s back. He was not fit for the match. The team management decided to play Ishan Kishan as an opener. And obviously, Rohit was also involved in this decision. Ishan Kishan has performed brilliantly as an opener in IPL and warm-up matches. So it was decided to send him over Rohit.
Let us tell you that the plan to send Ishaan Kishan as an opener was a flop. Against New Zealand, Ishan could only add four runs in eight balls. Team India’s batting was a flop. Rohit scored 14 while KL Rahul scored 18 runs.
In the lower order, Ravindra Jadeja played an innings of 26 runs to take the score to 110. In reply, New Zealand achieved the target for the loss of two wickets. This was the second consecutive defeat of Team India in the T20 World Cup.
On this, Vikram Rathor said,
“In the last two matches, we didn’t follow our plan properly on the field, because of which the result did not come in our favour. Also, the pitch is a big factor. When you bat first, she doesn’t support the batsmen. Unfortunately, we couldn’t play the big shots too well; it’s all because of the pitch”.
Let us let you know that after losing two consecutive matches in Group 2 of Super 12, the road to the semi-finals has become difficult for Team India. Team India’s account has not been opened yet. The next match is with Afghanistan. And it is expected that Team India will win this match.