Team India has not had a good start in the T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli’s army had to face defeat for the first time in the World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan. After losing the very first match, now the road to the semi-finals of the Indian team has become difficult. In the second match of the tournament, the team has to face New Zealand on 31 October. In terms of statistics, the Kiwi team seems to have the upper hand. Many questions were raised about India’s playing XI against Pakistan and Virat’s decision to keep Hardik Pandya in the last eleven was criticized. In such a situation, the question is whether Kohli will go with Hardik against New Zealand or will he show faith in Ishan Kishan. Former India cricketer and commentator Aakash Chopra has given the answer to this.
Talking on his YouTube channel, Akash, while answering a user’s question, said that he is not in favor of including Ishan Kishan in the playing XI instead of Hardik. Explaining the reason behind this, the former Indian opener said that if Ishan is kept in the last eleven, he will open with Rohit and in this case KL Rahul will have to land at number four. He told that this will also change the batting order of Suryakumar and he will slip to number six, in such a situation, if a lot of changes will have to be made in the batting order, then Ishan will not be a better option in place of Hardik. Akash said that according to him Virat should not make any changes in the batting order.
Although Akash conceded that the bowling attack needed to be changed, he said that India should stick to a six-batsman and five-bowler formula against New Zealand and make a lot of changes depending on the outcome of a match. should avoid. Against Pakistan, the bowlers of the team were completely ineffective and no bowler could even take a wicket.