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Ishan Kishan Unlocks Game-Changing Potential for Any Team,” Says Sourav Ganguly in Favor of India’s Wicketkeeper for World Cup

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Sourav Ganguly weighs in on Indias search for a wicketkeeper batter highlighting the significance of this decision without Rishabh Pant

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly has added his voice to the discussion surrounding India’s quest for a wicketkeeper-batter in the impending Asia Cup and ODI World Cup. The absence of Rishabh Pant due to a previous car crash injury has elevated the importance of this selection decision for the Indian cricketing landscape.

Ganguly, a revered figure in Indian cricket, has expressed his preference for Ishan Kishan as the ideal candidate for the wicketkeeper-batter role, primarily highlighting the young player’s explosive and dynamic batting style as a pivotal factor.

During a recent event, Ganguly stated, “Pant is unquestionably the premier wicketkeeper in the country, but one cannot ignore the likes of Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul (pending fitness assessment). These two promising talents are undoubtedly on the radar of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. Personally, I lean towards Ishan Kishan because his style of play can transform the game for any team. I am confident that Rahul Dravid will consider him in his strategic plans.”

Aligned with his vision for the team’s composition, Ganguly has advocated for a harmonious blend of experienced campaigners and fresh talents. He spotlighted young prospects such as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, and Ishan Kishan as players unburdened by past setbacks, capable of playing fearless and uninhibited cricket.

Underlining the rich array of options available to head coach Rahul Dravid and the selectors, Ganguly emphasized the significance of identifying the optimal playing XI. “Our team needs to consist of experienced players and those who have not been scarred by past experiences—players like Jaiswal, Varma, and Ishan Kishan. They possess the capacity to engage in fearless cricket. Rahul (Dravid), Rohit, and the selectors are fortunate to have numerous choices at their disposal; their task is to recognize and assemble the finest XI,” remarked Ganguly.

Ishan Kishan, having established a commendable track record, has accumulated 694 runs at an impressive average of 46.26 across 17 One Day Internationals. Notably, he has achieved a remarkable double century and six half-centuries in his young career. The decision of selecting the wicketkeeper-batter holds tremendous importance, given India’s aspiration to seize victory on home soil in these momentous tournaments.

The imminent marquee tournaments, the Asia Cup and the World Cup 2023, are scheduled to commence on August 30 and October 5, respectively. With Ganguly’s endorsement and Kishan’s prowess, Indian cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate a dynamic and exhilarating performance in these upcoming clashes.

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