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Virender Sehwag Reveals Ishan Kishan Will Have A Lot To Prove In IPL 2023
By CricShots - Mar 30, 2023 5:44 pm
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The Indian wicket-keeper batter, Ishan Kishan had a season to forget during IPL 2022, with Mumbai Indians (MI) finishing at the bottom of the 10-team table. In what was a disappointing campaign, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, MI managed to register only eight points in 14 games, winning only four matches and losing 10. Kishan, in particular, was in shockingly poor form after having been re-purchased by MI for ₹15.25 crore during the IPL 2022 auction.

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan 

Ishan Kishan managed to score just 418 runs in IPL 2022, but his strike rate was on the lower side. Also in international cricket, Kishan has been witnessing a rough patch after his double century against Bangladesh in December last year, which has also seen him replaced by in-form Shubman Gill.

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Speaking Cricbuzz, ex-India opener Virender Sehwag feels that Kishan will be aiming to have a good outing in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season, and will need to put in a good performance for a place in the upcoming ODI World Cup.

virender sehwag
Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag explained, “Initially, I was first thinking about Ruturaj Gaikwad, but Ishan Kishan hasn’t scored much runs lately then he hasn’t been getting much chances in the Indian team. So he will be aiming to perform well in this IPL, so that he gets selected for the 50-Over World Cup and after that also gets chances to play in T20Is.”

During his IPL career, Ishan Kishan has amassed 1870 runs in 75 matches, packed with 12 half-centuries. If he finds his form, then we could be expecting some massive boundaries from the India international to add to the dilemma of the selectors ahead of the World Cup.

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IPL 2023 is scheduled to begin on March 31, with defending champions Gujarat Titans facing Chennai Super Kings in the season opener, at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile, MI will open their campaign on April 2 against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), in Bengaluru.