Ishan Kishan withdrew from the series against South Africa in December 2023, citing exhaustion of mind. When the team management gave him an excuse, KL Rahul took his spot in the starting XI. He was left out of the squad for the five-match Test series against England and then skipped the Twenty20 International series against Afghanistan. In response to a question concerning his availability, head coach Rahul Dravid stated that the young player has not yet made himself available, raising concerns about his professionalism and dedication to the national team.
However, it appears that Ishan Kishan has started to practice, as he was spotted working out with Hardik and Krunal Pandya at the Reliance Stadium in Baroda. Despite not being fully fit just yet, Hardik is anticipated to return in the next Indian Premier League season. He sustained an ankle injury during the ODI World Cup. Kiran More, a 61-year-old former cricket player, has verified to Cricbuzz that the three are currently working with him.
According to rumors, the wicket-keeper hitter has no intention of playing cricket professionally again. Kishan will not play in Jharkhand’s forthcoming Ranji Trophy match against Haryana, which begins on February 9, according to Dravid, who made this comment to the press. Ishan Kishan needs to play a few tough matches to make it into the national squad.
Ishan Kishan’s hopes of playing in the remaining games against England are all but eliminated by this, as the third Test is scheduled for February 15.
In the third test, KL Rahul will probably return.
It is anticipated that KL Rahul, who was out for the second Test due to a minor injury, will rejoin the playing eleven. The star batter will most likely replace Rajat Patidar after making his debut in Visakhapatnam. Curiously, a number of rumors suggest that leading bowler Jasprit Bumrah may also miss the third Test. Mohammed Siraj is expected to return, giving him a chance to recuperate.
Nevertheless, with ten days off, the tactics could alter. Bumrah’s mood before the Rajkot Test will be the only factor in the decision.