A former star questions the Experiment of Team India in the first ODI against the West Indies

The batting order experiment of team India in the first ODI against the West Indies didn’t get the desired results, as the team lost five wickets while chasing the mere target of 115 runs.
The Indian cricket team's batting order experiment in the first ODI against the West Indies didn't reap the desired rewards, with the team losing five wickets while chasing a paltry total of 115 runs. Batsmen like Ishan Kishan, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, and Shardul Thakur all got to bat before Captain Rohit Sharma, whereas Virat Kohli didn't even get an outing. Former cricketer Aakash Chopra got confused by the experiment and said the fact that Ishan opened and scored a fifty had little meaning for him.
While talking on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra said that "There was a big question in batting about whether Sanju Samson or Ishan Kishan would play. Ishan Kishan opening and scoring a fifty has not told me anything. I already knew that Ishan Kishan was a good player."
Chopra also said that "Ishan Kishan was slotted to bat at No. 4, from which you could understand that this team is looking at him as the second wicketkeeper who will bat in the middle order—that makes a lot of sense. However, you got him to open, and he scored a fifty. He is going to do that. He has scored a double hundred in ODIs."


Jul 29, 2023 4:32 AM