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Former Chief selector reveals a new name for Team India’s wicketkeeper-batsman role

Former chief Team India selector MSK Prasad feels that Ishan Kishan is a hot contender to take up that wicketkeeper-batsman spot in the Indian Cricket Team. Kishan had a stellar IPL 2020 season, as he played a pivotal role in helping the Mumbai Indians (MI) win their 5th IPL title. Ishan Kishan had his most fruitful IPL season this year, as he showcased his talent and potential with the bat.

Kishan was not part of the Mumbai Indians playing XI in the first two games. However, he still finished as the leading run-scorer for MI this season ahead of the likes of Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma and in-form Suryakumar Yadav. Ishan scored 516 runs at an average of 57.33 in IPL 2020. He had a strike rate of more than 145.

He also finished as the fifth-highest run-scorer in IPL 2020, despite playing the least number of games among the top ten run-scorers of this season.. He also displayed his power-hitting talent. He smacked 30 sixes in IPL 2020, the most by any batsman this season.

MSK Prasad feels Ishan Kishan will be a hot favourite for the wicketkeeper-batsman spot in Team India

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Former Team India selector MSK Prasad has praised Ishan Kishan after his stellar display in IPL 2020. Prasad heaped praise on Kishan’s adaptability and temperament. He even stressed how Kishan performed after he was asked to open the innings.

Kishan ended up with a match-winning fifty when he opened the innings for Mumbai Indians in Rohit Sharma’s absence. Prasad said tha Kishan’s ability to switch gears as per his team’s requirements makes him one of the hot contenders for the wicketkeeper-batsman role in Team India.

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“It’s really fantastic to see this pocket dynamite in action. He had a fantastic IPL. Batting at No. 4 and later opening the innings, shows his adaptability and temperament. His ability to switch gears as per the team’s requirements will definitely place him as a hot contender for the wicketkeeper-batsman slot for Team India in both T20s & ODIs in times to come,” Prasad was quoted as saying by TOI.

“If he can keep wickets well and bat the same way he did in the IPL, he will be a welcome addition to the national squad,” he added.

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