Ishan Kishan Makes Chirpy Debut Behind The Stumps For India
By CricShots - Jul 13, 2023 4:48 pm
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Day 1 of the ongoing Test match between West Indies and India witnessed the much-awaited debut of young cricketers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ishan Kishan. Jaiswal took over the opening position from Shubman Gill, who moved down to number three. Meanwhile, Kishan replaced KS Bharat as the wicketkeeper-batsman.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan

The West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first, giving Kishan an opportunity to showcase his skills behind the stumps. He had a successful debut, taking two catches to dismiss Raymon Reifer and Joshua Da Silva. Known for his talkative nature, Kishan was seen instructing fielders, motivating the bowlers, and even attempting to engage in some sledging with the West Indies batters. In one instance, he was captured instructing Virat Kohli to change his fielding position.

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Ishan Kishan has been a regular player in India’s T20 setup, having represented the national team in 27 T20Is. He has amassed 653 runs at an average of 25.11 and a strike rate of 122.74. He has also played in several ODIs and holds the remarkable achievement of scoring a double century.

Finally, Kishan made his long-awaited Test debut against West Indies in the Dominica Test, and he will be eager to make the most of this opportunity in the prestigious whites.

In the match, West Indies aimed to put up a significant total after winning the toss but struggled against the Indian bowling attack. Alick Athanaze was the highest run-scorer for the hosts, contributing 47 runs off 99 deliveries. However, the entire batting lineup struggled, and West Indies could only manage a modest total of 150 runs in their first innings.

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As India came out to bat, the opening pair of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma performed admirably, remaining unbeaten on 80 runs at the end of Day 1. Their solid partnership without losing a wicket provided a strong foundation for India as they trailed the West Indies by 70 runs.

With the stage set for an exciting second day of play, cricket fans eagerly anticipate how the debutants, Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ishan Kishan, will continue to contribute to India’s performance in the test match.