The first match of the three-match T20 series between India and South Africa will be played on December 10. At the same time, Sanjay Manjrekar made a big statement about Team India’s playing XI ahead of this game. Actually, the former Indian cricketer believes that in the series against South Africa, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rituraj Gaikwad should lead the way while Shubman Gill should be deployed as the number 3 batsman. He asked if the Indian team management wants to disrupt the pair of Rituraj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal? Both players had put in excellent batting performances against Australia.
However, Sanjay Manjrekar said that Shubman Gill’s record as an opener is excellent but I would like Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rituraj Gaikwad to open while Shubman Gill should bat at number 3. He also said that there is amazing depth in the Indian batting order at present, the batting order is so great that the team management has to fight to include a batsman like Ishan Kishan in the playing eleven.
Sanjay Manjrekar says Ishan Kishan crossed the fifty-run mark in the first two games of the five T20 match series against Australia but despite this, the wicketkeeper-batsman is struggling to secure a place in the playing eleven. He also said that Suryakumar Yadav should bat at number 4. After that, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh and Shreyas Iyer again… This way you can see how much depth there is in Indian batting, but I find it difficult to include Ishan Kishan in this playing XI. Where can I accommodate Ishan Kishan?