Wicket batter Ishan Kishan was recently spotted Thursday as Team India prepared for the World Testing Championship (WTC) final against Australia at The Oval on June 7th. The WTC final between Australia and India is due to take place. place from 7 to 11 June, and 12 June is a reserve day. The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday shared a short clip on its social media of Indian slugger Ishan Kishan preparing for a high-profile clash with Australia. The batter looked in great shape, hitting the ball beautifully both ahead and right at the wicket.
“Ishan Kishan transforms the nets into a fortress #Cricket #CricketReels #WTC23,” ICC captioned the video.
Initially, Ishan was not part of India’s WTC final team. However, he was added to the roster after KL Rahul suffered an injury during IPL 2023 that kept him out of a crucial clash.
Previously, Australian great Ricky Ponting selected Ishan Kishan in his XI to shake up the World Testing Championship final.
The India XI will be filled with stars when they face Australia in the ICC World Testing Championship final, but Ponting urged the goalkeeper-batter to make his red-ball debut.
Ishan Kishan has impressed with 41 caps for India with white balls since 2021, whether it’s top-ranking or taking the gloves, but he has yet to play in the Test.
The 24-year-old proved he could turn the game on its head by breaking 210 runs from 131 balls with 10 sixes and 24 boundaries to open India in an ODI against Bangladesh last December.
“I would choose Ishan Kishan. If you want to become world champion, you must win the game. That’s why a sixth day was added to try and give both teams the best possible chance of a result. I would go with Ishan Kishan if I were in their place in this game. I think it just provides that little X factor you might need when you’re aiming for a Test match win,” Ponting told The ICC Review.
Composition of India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, K.S. Bharat (non-working), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Aksar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Jaidev Unadkat, and Ishan Kishan (week).
Reserve players: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Mukesh Kumar and Suryakumar Yadav.
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