Opener Ishan Kishan to beat in new position in ODIs against New Zealand, Rohit Sharma reveals

India captain Rohit Sharma confirmed on Tuesday that Ishan kishan, who sat out Sri Lanka’s ODI series against Bangladesh despite scoring a double ton in his final ODI inning, will be placed in the middle in his first ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday. “Kishan is going to hit the ball in middle and I’m glad he can run here after that good shot in Bangladesh,” he said.

Mohamad Siraj, Mohamad Shami and Umran Malik was India’s favorite speed trio in the match against Sri Lanka. add long legs Yuzvendra Chahal to play eleven and the tail looks a lot longer.

rohit he said Shardul Thakur was brought back to the team to deal with that but it is one of the areas that need to be worked on by the team ahead of the World Cup.

“Honestly, I don’t want to compromise on anything,” he said when asked about playing seven hitters and four professional pitchers.

“You want to play with your best 11 at the end of the day. No 8 and No 9 will be a challenge for us, someone who can hit the ball at that point. That’s why we put it on. Shardul in, he can give us that advantage in number eight.

“It’s an aspect where we can be challenged if we lose early or midway. It’s something that can worry you. But having said that if you have seven good hitters can do the job. The job for us in every situation is that then you can also watch the combinations play.

“We’re going to play (World Cup) all over India in different conditions. We need to evaluate everything. Can we play with three spinners. Luckily, we have spinners. can polish -Axar, Washy (Sundar), Shahbaz and Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) .

“Those are the people who can give us the depth we are looking for but also let’s not forget the two quality wrist cams we have,” he said referring to Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

Important to manage Siraj

Rohit raved about Siraj ahead of his first home-court ODI. The captain said Siraj has improved a lot over the past two years in formats. He was also the standout catcher in the match against Sri Lanka.

“He is a very important player for us. He has improved his pass and length a lot in the last two years. Now we are seeing his excellence. He’s not famous for his spin but he did it against Sri Lanka It would be great for the team if he could do it with the new ball consistently.

“Now he understands his bowling better, which is an important thing in my opinion. He also knows what the team wants from him. All in all, he has become an athlete. He’s a very good pitcher for us. He can catch the ball in every stage and we need pitchers like him. We need to manage him and keep him fresh for the World Cup. as well as the upcoming matches against Australia.”

Rohit added that New Zealand will present a big challenge for his team.

“It’s a great opportunity and great opposition. We can challenge ourselves to achieve what is possible as a team. They come from a good series in Pakistan.

“At the same time, it’s important not to look too much at the opposition. They’re constantly changing but your plan and execution shouldn’t change. That has been communicated to the team members. The previous series was a perfect example and we played fearless cricket.”

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