“No one knows why he is not in the team, it is a different story”- Aakash Chopra said about Ishan Kishan


Ishan Kishan had withdrawn his name from the Test series against South Africa.

Ishan Kishan Aakash Chopra (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Team India cricketer Aakash Chopra believes that Sanju Samson and Jitesh Sharma have been selected ahead of Ishan Kishan in the Indian team for the T20 series against Afghanistan because they can play wicketkeeper-batsman in the middle order. Can play in.

Mohali will host the first match of the three-match T20 series between the Men in Blue and Afghanistan on Thursday (January 11), while the other matches will be played in Indore and Bengaluru. The selectors on Sunday named a 16-man squad for the series, with Samson and Jitesh selected as wicketkeeping options.

No one knows why Ishaan Kishan is not there – Aakash Chopra

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said that there was no explanation for why Samson was selected in place of Kishan as the wicketkeeper-batsman option. He elaborated, “Jitesh Sharma and Sanju Samson are the two wicketkeepers, although Samson was not kept as the keeper in the last two series. Ishan Kishan was going as the keeper but now he is no more. No one knows why Ishan Kishan is not there. This is a different story.”

The former India opener said that the lack of vacancies in the top order might have forced the selectors to pick Samson and Jitesh. He said, “You have suddenly filled the opening slot. Virat Kohli plays at number 3, he does not play at number 4. Therefore the keeper will have to bat lower in the order. You have only two keeping options who can bat lower down the order, one is Jitesh Sharma and the other is Sanju Samson.”

It is noteworthy that Ishan Kishan was out of the recent Test series against South Africa due to personal reasons. There is no clarity whether he has been ignored for the Afghanistan T20I series or he is still not available for selection.

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