The final of the World Test Championship is less than a week away, but India’s wicket-keeping option hasn’t been sorted yet.
Ishan Kishan and KS Baharat are the two options, with the latter making his debut against Australia in the Border-Gabaskar Trophy at home.
On the other hand, Ishan scored more than 400 runs for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2023. Many feel Ishan can be an x-factor in Rishabh Pant’s absence.
Meanwhile, Yuzvendra Chahal feels it is important to back Ishan and Bharat. “Rishabh Pant played aggressive cricket, but he is not there now, and you can’t do anything about that. It is important to back players who are in England. We have to be with KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan. They have played a lot of cricket. Ishan Kishan is like Rishabh Pant, and it is an opportunity for both keepers to prove themselves in England,” Chahal told News18 in an interview.