Ishan Kishan: How India and Mumbai Indians can get the best out of the exciting batter
Ishan Kishan has a delightfully simple yet brutally effective batting technique, and the method that should be employed to get the best out of him is likewise straightforward.
Any team with him in their ranks should be looking to maximise the amount of time Ishan Kishan is given to bat by sending him in to open the batting.
T20 Cricket’s dominant philosophy right now is after all to get exposive players to the crease during the powerplay, and giving them license to keep the hammer down.
Ishan Kishan needs to open the batting
Ishan has shown a lot of promise when paired with Rohit Sharma, and this is clearly the best position for him in an India shirt.
He offers an air of unpredictability that India could use in big match settings, when teams often have them well-scouted.
Ishan is a game-breaking batter who could now really use the backing of team management to take his cricket to the next level.
While he definitely still favours the leg-side, Ishan is more than capable of finding the boundary on the off-side thanks to some hard work put in over the last few years.
India simply need to give Ishan the time and support and he will deliver for them in T20 cricket.
He was re-signed to the Mumbai Indians in the recent IPL auction and is set for what could be another big campaign.
Ishan now steps into the IPL and the Mumbai Indians as a fully-fledged star.
He enjoyed a successful international T20 season when afforded opportunities for India, and appears to be striking the ball as sweetly as ever.
A chance to partner the Hitman
Mumbai Indians chose not to go after Quinton de Kock and that suggests that Ishan will be given an opportunity to partner India skipper Rohit Sharma at the top of the order in the 2022 campaign.
Ishan has shown himself to be a team player, even getting concerned that Mumbai were being made to overspend to get him back at auction.
“I knew Mumbai Indians would go for me. That wasn’t the worrying bit. The worrying part was the rising price because MI needed to save on money to build the rest of the team. It wasn’t just about me,” Ishan told the Times of India.
“For a minute there, I must admit, my heart skipped a beat. There’s a reason why I wanted to come back to MI.
“They know me, they understand my game and I know my franchise and how it works.
“Because I’ve been part of this family, I was sure I didn’t want to go anywhere else.
“I’ve been here four years and the bonding has been amazing.
“We’ve won two trophies, stood for each other and with each other, they know my cricket and I know they will take care of me. So, I didn’t want to go anywhere else,” he added.
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