Team India’s young wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan scored a swashbuckling double hundred against Bangladesh but since then he has failed to get a big score.
Former Indian batter Gautam Gambhir believes that Ishan Kishan’s game should have improved after the double ton but he hasn’t delivered as per the expectations.
Young players need to learn quickly how to rotate strike, says Gambhir on Ishan Kishan’s slow knock
Former opener Gautam Gambhir while speaking on Star Sports was furious with the fact that Ishan Kishan hasn’t delivered after his double ton against Bangladesh. He believes that Ishan Kishan badly needs to improve his ability to rotate strike.
“It’s not only one chink in his armour. Indian unit as a batting unit has struggled against spin. Just the ability to not be able to manoeuvre..it’s easy to hit those big sixes but the ability to rotate strikes consistently. And there was enough purchase for spinners as well. It was pretty much evident when you got Michael Bracewell against Ishan Kishan,” Gambhir told Star Sports.
“I think these young players need to learn quickly how to rotate strike because, on a wicket like this, it’s not gonna be easy to go down the ground and hit those big sixes. It’s a surprise because of the way he batted in Bangladesh after scoring that double-hundred. He has struggled after that, everyone thought his graph will start growing up with the kind of innings he has played,” the former opener further said.
The New Zealand team used off-spinner Michael Bracewell in both games against left-handed Ishan Kishan. Bracewell got rid of Kishan after he had scored a mere 4 runs off 5 balls. In the second T20I, Ishan got run out after scoring just 19 runs for which took 32 deliveries.
In the five games of the series against New Zealand, Ishan has miserably failed to rotate the strike which puts him under some serious pressure to try and go for big strokes. While getting boundary shots every now and then has been a great strength of Ishan Kishan, he’ll definitely need to improve his ability to rotate strike if he wants to cement his place in the middle order.