The level of competition to get a spot on the Indian team is as intense as it has ever been. Players with less experience, such as Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, and Umran Malik, among others, only get the chance to compete for the team when one of the older players on the squad is out with an injury or is on a break.
Ishan Kishan, a young opening batter for Australia, has been encouraged by Australian legend Brett Lee to solidify his place in the team so that he may be a “sure-shot opener” at the ODI World Cup in the next year. The ODI World Cup will take place in 2019.
Ishan is known for displaying his full potential with the bat by scoring the fastest double hundred in the third one-day international match against Bangladesh.
The skill that Ishan possesses is undeniable; nevertheless, Brett Lee is keeping his fingers crossed that the southpaw will be able to maintain his strength and consistency over the upcoming bouts.
“Ishan has made a good case for himself to open the batting for India in the One-Day International World Cup that will be held in India in 2023. Will this actually take place? I really have no idea. Should we expect that? Sure as hell should be the case.
The guy just scored 200 runs in the fastest time ever recorded in an ODI. However, if he is able to maintain his form, keep himself in good shape, and be available over the next several months, he should be a lock to start for India in the World Cup “According to what Lee mentioned on his channel on YouTube.
“You should bet on Ishan to be selected for the World Cup squad with an eye toward the future. It is obvious that he would be riding high after that knock, as he should be.
Having said that, a word of caution. The excessive amount of adulation has caused a cloudiness in their thinking. So, if I had to offer Ishan Kishan some advise, it would be to… forget about the landmark, forget about the two hundred as quickly as you possibly can.
There are more significant landmarks to reach, and more challenging summits to ascend. Ishan Kishan needs to put the excitement of scoring a hundred and a hundred not out of his mind. Just maintain your concentration on the process, keep your fitness up, and continue to set new personal records “Lee added.
It wasn’t just Ishan’s batting that wowed Lee on the way to the double century he scored against Bangladesh; it was also Virat Kohli’s reaction to his teammate’s triumph.
“My response to this is coming in a little bit later than I had planned, but as the old adage goes, it’s better late than never. What we witnessed from Ishan Kishan a few days ago was simply incredible to say the least. Bangladesh had no answer.
That’s true; it was the fastest century scored in the annals of ODI competition. 24 fours and 10 monstrous sixes on just 132 balls for a total of 210 runs. A violent knock with shots going all the way around the dial.
Unbelievable batting, and he very well could have reached 300 runs as well without any difficulty. It was beneficial for him to have the veteran Virat Kohli batting against him.
Not only Ishan Kishan’s shot-making, but also Kohli’s response as Ishan ran the 200th run was one of the things that stood out to me most about the innings. Both of you have such a wonderful attitude and sense of camaraderie “Lee was brought up.