Ishan Kishan will open in T20 World Cup: Mumbai Indians’ explosive batsman Ishan Kishan has made a big statement regarding the T20 World Cup to be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17. He said that Team India captain Virat Kohli has told him that he is being seen as an opener in the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.
The 23-year-old explosive batsman scored 84 off 32 balls and an unbeaten 50 off 25 balls for Mumbai Indians in the last two matches. However, his efforts did not work, as his team could not reach the playoffs due to the net run rate behind Kolkata Knight Riders.
Let us tell you that Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma is set to open for India in the T20 World Cup. Also, it is believed that Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul will open the innings with him. But now this statement of Ishaan has raised many questions.
Ishan Kishan said, “I like to open the innings and Virat bhai has also said the same thing. But at the top level you have to be ready for everything.” Kishan is happy that he has returned to form, which bodes well for India ahead of a big tournament. He said, “It is good for me and for the team to get back into a good rhythm before the World Cup.”
Mumbai Indians had to win their last league match by a margin of at least 170 runs to make it to the playoffs, which was almost impossible. However, the five-time champion scored 235 runs in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. But still the team could not make it to the top four.
Kishan said, “Good mental state is very important. I knew we are in do or die situation. It was just intention and positive mindset. You have to be ready for every situation. It is important to stay in that mindset. I Talked with Virat bhai, HP (Hardik Pandya) and KP (Pollard) and they also landed with similar intentions.”