The third game of the five-game T20 series between India and the West Indies will be played at Providence Stadium in Guyana on Tuesday. The Indian team was trailing 2-0 after losing the second game at the same stadium. Now, to stay in the series, the team has to win here at all costs. There may be some special changes in Team India’s squad for this crucial game. In this regard, a former India veteran has called for a major change while also advising the team management. In his opinion, Yashasvi Jaiswal should get a chance to make his debut by missing a player.
We talk about former Indian batsman Wasim Jaffer who, speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, gave great advice to Team India ahead of the crucial game. He clearly said that Ishaan Kishan should be eliminated from this match and Yashasvi Jaiswal should get a chance to debut in T20 format. Significantly, Yashasvi made his Test series debut, scoring an impressive 171 runs. After that, he also scored a brilliant half-century in the second test. At the start of the IPL, he caught everyone’s attention by hitting a pachasa in 13 balls. Now he is waiting for his debut with the white ball.
Why did Jafar talk about supplanting Ishaan?
Wasim Jaffer said: We know Ishaan has been struggling with his form at T20 International so should give him a break. After that, whenever he returns, he should return stronger. Ishaan hit 6 runs with 9 balls in the first game of this series and 27 runs with 23 balls in the second game. After that, former Indian batsman Jaffer said that I would have picked Yashasvi Jaiswal directly without any doubt. Because he strikes fearlessly. He also plays good spin and is excellent against fast bowlers. He’s a great player and gives the team confidence. He performed brilliantly in tests and is now waiting for his debut with the white ball. So why not do something new, why Yashasvi doesn’t get the same chance as Tilak Verma?
Ishaan Kishan’s numbers are worrying
Where Ishaan Kishan fought brilliantly in all three games of the ODI series. At the same time, he has proved to be a flop in both opening games of the T20 series. If we look at his ODI record, he has hit 694 runs with an average over 46 in 17 games, spanning a century and six-half centuries. But his average falls below 25 at T20 internationals. Kishan has 686 runs in 29 T20 internationals, with an average of just 24.5. Only four half centuries are registered in his name. If we talk about Yashasvi, he made his Test debut, before that he had 1578 runs in 55 innings in the 2023 IPL and T20 List A career. His hit rate is over 140 and the average is around 30.