Indian Cricket Team had a forgettable ODI Series against Bangladesh. The biggest positive for Men in Blue was the rise of Ishan Kishan who struck a scintillating double century. The left-handed batter now has made a strong case for himself at the top of the order.
The Men in Blue would be hoping that they find an ideal combination quickly and most importantly stick to it rather than frequently chopping and changing. The management has some happy headaches as the likes of Kishan, Rahul & Dhawan are competing for 1 spot.
Ishan Kishan On MS Dhoni
Ishan Kishan was having an interaction with One Cricket and was asked about his comparison with MS Dhoni. “I take it in a very positive way. I feel that when people are considering me with MS bhai, that means I have something in me. That’s why they want to see me at his place. I just feel that if I can achieve even 70 percent of what he has done for the country, I will be happy. He has done so much, won us the World Cup, T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy… so much. But at the same time even I want to be in that situation where I make my team win.” said Ishan Kishan.
“I am still the same player. I have gotten that double hundred but the moment I completed it, the next day my mom called me and said ‘It’s done. Now you should forget about me’. She also said that you are now going for Ranji Trophy so score a hundred there as well. We did not win the ODI series but it was a great learning all over.” he added.
Crucial Series for India
With less than a year left for the 2023 World Cup, India has to shift it’s focus quickly. BCCI is yet to appoint a new selection panel as we can expect a flurry of changes. This ODI Series is not a part of World Super League but would be quite critical for Sri Lanka as they would get ample practice.
India should not take Sri Lanka lightly as they have a surprise element in them. The speciality of Sri Lanka cricket team is that they have got a lot of match winners present. It would be interesting to see how the ODI Series pans out as India hold the edge over Sri Lanka.