India captain Rohit Sharma has confirmed that Ishan Kishan would play in the forthcoming ODI Series against New Zealand praised Mohammed Siraj and underlined the importance of lower-order contributions. India skipper Sharma confirmed in the pre-game press conference before the first ODI against New Zealand that Kishan would return to the lineup in a middle-order position for the hosts: “In terms of Ishan, he will bat in the middle order.
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I’m delighted he could have a run here after his excellent knock in Bangladesh”. Kishan hit a double century opening the batting in the previous ODI against Bangladesh, but was forced to miss the subsequent ODI Series against Sri Lanka. Over a previous couple of years, we’ve seen how well Siraj has done across all three forms,” Rohit said of Mohammed Siraj. He has improved his bowling, particularly his line and length. He has concentrated on his outswing in particular.
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Previously, he was not well-known for his swing, but he has shown his ability to swing with the new ball during the recent series. “Facing the new ball is not an easy chore for any batter. Siraj has begun comprehending his bowling and what the team expects of him. Overall, he has developed into a very excellent bowler for the side, capable of taking wickets with both the new ball and in the middle overs. With the IPL, he has also improved his death bowling”.
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The skipper also emphasized the importance of properly managing the bowler. We have to keep in mind that we manage him effectively, and keep him fresh until the World Cup and for the four Tests against Australia”. When questioned whether having six bowling options may jeopardize India’s batting strategy, Rohit spoke up about the future selection quandaries that his team will face. You want to field your strongest lineup.
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At the conclusion of the day, all of the men on the field must be in good shape. At the same time, the power of the eleven members present is not jeopardized. That number 8, number 9, someone who can bat at that stage, would be a challenge for us, which is why we brought Shardul (Thakur) in. His talent with the bat gives us the advantage at number 8. However, going ahead, it is one component of our squad that might be tested if we lose early wickets or wickets in the middle.
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Having said that, if you’ve got seven hitters who can do the job for us, no matter what the circumstance is, then you can look at your playing combinations as well. You’ll be playing all around India, on various fields and with varying obstacles. As a result, you must evaluate everything. “Whether we can play with three spinners; thankfully we have spinners who are all-rounders, who can bat: Washy, Axar, Jadeja, Shahbaz is in the team as well.
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They can provide us with the depth we seek. But don’t forget about our two excellent wristbands. So you need to look at the big picture, figure out what your best XI is, and then create your final XI.”
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