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‘If he continues to play like this, he will be on World Cup flight’: Gavaskar’s big prediction for India youngster

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has pinned India’s potential team combination for the T20 World Cup and feels adding four wicket-keepers would not be a bad idea. With Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik and Ishan Kishan being the top three keeper batsmen in the field, Gavaskar feels the idea of ​​having KL Rahul as a back-up for the role should not be discarded.

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Gavaskar feels that having three reserve keepers can come in handy as traveling to Australia takes a lot of time and it is always beneficial to have options ready in times of crisis, in case one has to rise. India’s great opener believes that Ishan Kishan can be considered as a reserve opener in the XI along with Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Rahul, all three who can open the innings for India.

“I think it will definitely be considered,” Gavaskar told Sports Today about the inclusion of Ishaan as a back-up opener for the T20 World Cup. “You want someone who bats as a reserve opener. Also, don’t forget that we are playing in Australia where traveling and reaching is not easy. So, two extras for you apart from Rishabh Pant. Being a wicketkeeper is a big deal. Plus. In fact, three… one I expect would be Dinesh Karthik, the other would be KL Rahul and then Ishan Kishan.”

Gavaskar recently gave an example of how having a reserve wicket-keeper batsman can benefit a team. With Quinton de Kock out due to a wrist injury, Heinrich Klaasen came on and guided his team in the second T20I with a scintillating knock of 81 runs. As far as Ishaan is concerned, Gavaskar believes that the youngster, who has scored 76, 34 and 54 in the three matches so far, can make it to India’s World Cup squad if he maintains his current form. can be a strong contender. ,

“It would be awesome to have these wicketkeepers available. Just look at what happened to Quinton de Kock? South Africa had Heinrich Klaasen available and they won him the match in Cuttack. In Australia, it won’t be easy for a player to reach, so in In that case, I think Ishan Kishan will definitely be in the field. If he continues to bat like that, he will definitely have a bigger claim on that World Cup flight for Australia,” Gavaskar said. .

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