New Delhi. Afghanistan’s T20 series is considered very important for the Indian cricket team. This will be Team India’s last T20 International series before the ICC T20 World Cup. Rohit Sharma has returned to the team as captain after 14 months. Virat Kohli is also a part of the team. The real clash is going to happen regarding the wicketkeeper. The selectors have not given place to Ishan Kishan in the team. Of the two players selected for this role, one is experienced while the other has made his T20 debut in South Africa.
The Indian team would like to finalize its preparations before the World Cup in the 3-match T20 series against Afghanistan. However, many senior players will not be present for this series. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya are injured while the selectors decided to rest Jasprit Bumrah. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is also not a part of the team. Many questions are being raised even on Ishan Kishan being kept out. Sanju Samson and Jitesh Sharma have been selected in the team as wicketkeepers.
Who will be India’s wicketkeeper?
Only 3 matches are to be played in the T20 series. The question in everyone’s mind is who will play the role of wicketkeeper for this series. Coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma would like to go with experienced Sanju Samson or recent debutant Jitesh Sharma will be given a chance. All these things depend on the combination of playing eleven.
whose claim is stronger
If we talk about contending as a wicketkeeper against Afghanistan, then experienced Sanju Samson seems to be ahead in the race. The coach and captain would like to see a strong batsman in the middle order. Talking about Jitesh Sharma, he plays as a finisher which role is currently being played by Rinku Singh very well. In such a situation, it is expected that perhaps this player may have to wait.
Tags: India vs Afghanistan, Jitesh Sharma, Sanju Samson
FIRST PUBLISHED: January 8, 2024, 19:23 IST