The T20 World Cup is starting from 17 October in UAE and Oman. India will play its first match against Pakistan on 24 October. Ishan Kishan has told about his conversation with Virat Kohli about opening the innings before the tournament.
Ishan Kishan has got a place in the 15-member Indian team for the T20 World Cup starting in UAE and Oman from October 17. There was much speculation that he has been selected as a reserve wicket-keeper. But after the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday, he told that ‘Virat bhai’ (Virat Kohli) told him that he has been taken in the team as an opener.
Let us tell you that many speculations were being made about Ishan Kishan that before October 10, he could be removed by making changes in the team. But the way Kishan has batted in the last two matches, he has answered all his critics.
After the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Ishan said, ‘I had a good conversation with Virat bhai and also with Jasprit bhai which helped me. Even Hardik and Krunal encouraged me. Everyone joined me and said that now is your time to learn. It is to be remembered that the mistakes that are happening here should not happen in the next World Cup. That’s what I learned the most.
He further said, ‘I like to open the innings and Virat bhai also said something similar. He had said that you have been selected as an opener in the team. You prepare for that. I think on the big stage you have to be prepared for any situation.
Ishan played an unbeaten 50 off 25 balls against Rajasthan Royals. After that on Friday, he created such a storm at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi that he smashed the records by playing an innings of 84 runs in 32 balls.
IPL 2021: Ishan Kishan created a storm in Abu Dhabi, made many records in 16 balls with the fastest fifty
Significantly, in the T20 World Cup, India will start its campaign against Pakistan from October 24. India has already announced its 15-man squad for the ICC event, in which the last changes can be made by October 10.
When will India compete against which team?
- 24 October – India vs Pakistan (7.30 pm, Dubai)
- 31 October – India v New Zealand (7.30 pm, Dubai)
- November 3 – India v Afghanistan (7.30 pm, Abu Dhabi)
- November 5 – India vs B1 (7.30 pm, Dubai)
- November 8 – India vs A2 (7.30 pm, Dubai)
Let us also tell you that on November 10 and 11, both the semi-final matches will be played. On November 14, the grand finale of this tournament i.e. the title match will be held.
this is indian squad
TeamVirat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma (vice captain), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, Varun Chakravarthy, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami.
standby player: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.
mentor: Mahendra Singh Dhoni