As per Report Claims, BCCI Selectors May Be 'Looking Beyond' India Star Ishan Sharma

On Thursday, the T20I series between India and Afghanistan will start. It is the last T20I series that the Indian cricket team will play before the 2024 T20 World Cup, which begins in June. This series and the IPL are likely to be the deciders for the final Indian cricket squad that will play in the 2023 T20 World Cup. The biggest news coming from the team selection was the return of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to the T20I fold. Both veterans have not played any T20Is since the 2022 T20 World Cup. But with their selection, things have become very interesting. There was another call that added to the intrigue: the absence of Ishan Kishan.
Ishan Kishan had wanted a break during the India vs. South Africa series due to personal reasons.
The T20 squad also features Sanju Samson and Jitesh Sharma, who will be the two wicketkeepers, with Ishan Kishan being ignored for the shortest format.
According to the report, "Ishan wasn't happy that he was traveling without much game time. He is on a break right now and is vacationing. In any case, selectors are, in all likelihood, looking beyond Kishan. It will be interesting if he is picked for the England Test series, where KS Bharat will be back behind the stumps.”


Jan 9, 2024 4:42 PM