The kind of form Ishan Kishan is showing, he is forcing the team management to accommodate him in the Playing XI: VVS Laxman

The kind of form Ishan Kishan is showing, he is forcing the team management to accommodate him in the Playing XI: VVS Laxman

Laxman asserted that Kishan is exuding some great form and that is making it impossible for the management to ignore him.

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VVS Laxman. (Photo by Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP) (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP via Getty Images)

India locked horns with England in their first warm-up match of the T20 World Cup. The game, however, was a big positive for India. KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan provided steady starts to put the team in the driver’s seat whilst the chase. The former India cricketer and commentator VVS Laxman has thus opened up on the keeper-batter Kishan’s form with the willow.

Kishan played belligerent innings of 70 runs which included as many as seven fours and three sixes. In the last league match of MI as well, he played an impressive unbeaten knock of 84 runs. Laxman, thus, asserted that Kishan is exuding some great form and that is making it impossible for the management to ignore him.

“I think Rohit Sharma will get a chance and I don’t know how they are going to fit in Ishan Kishan. The kind of form he is showing, he is forcing the team management to accommodate him in the Playing XI. Also, I think Suryakumar Yadav coming in at No. 5 was a little surprising, because I thought Hardik Pandya could have been given a bit more time to spend in the middle,” Laxman said on Star Sports.

You want all the batsmen to have a good hit: VVS Laxman

Laxman suggested a few tweaks in India’s team combination for their second warm-up game against Australia. Rohit Sharma did not play in the first practice match. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja too did not feature in the side as R Ashwin and Rahul Chahar were given a game. However, the former cricketer feels that Rohit might play in the next practice match. He also pointed that it is necessary that game time is given to all players.

“Against Australia, probably just rotate the batsman who did not get an opportunity today and give everyone game time because that is what warm-up games are all about. You want all the batsmen to have a good hit and probably we can see Varun Chakravarthy get a game too. We did not see him today, did not see Ravindra Jadeja either. So probably those two bowlers will get a go on the next game against Australia,” Laxman added.