The countdown to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 has begun with anticipation and a host of questions surrounding the Indian cricket team. Ahead of the 50-over mega event, Rohit Sharma and his team are grappling with several significant issues.
The dilemma of who should take up the wicketkeeping responsibilities in the mega event has stirred up debates, especially after India’s number four position has raised concerns.
In the midst of this, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has shared his perspective on the better wicketkeeper for the World Cup between KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. During a discussion on a show, Ganguly remarked,
“Pant is the best wicketkeeper in the country, but you can also consider Ishan Kishan and Rahul. However, Rahul’s fitness also matters. Both Rohit and Rahul Dravid are mulling over these two names. I prefer Ishan Kishan because he can open for any team. I believe Dravid will include him in his plans.”
Ishan Kishan recently showcased remarkable performance during the ODI series played in the West Indies, where he averaged a strong 61 with 184 runs across three matches. The wicketkeeper-batsman registered a half-century in each of the three matches and emerged as the highest run-scorer.
KL Rahul, who has been away from international cricket for a considerable period, faced a setback during IPL 2023 due to an injury that necessitated surgery. As a result of the injury, Rahul couldn’t participate in the World Test Championship final. However, he recently made headlines on social media as videos surfaced of him practicing batting and wicketkeeping skills.
As India prepares for the World Cup, the question of the ideal wicketkeeper remains unanswered. While Pant’s prowess is acknowledged, the discussion around Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul’s capabilities adds an intriguing dimension. With the tournament fast approaching, all eyes will be on the Indian team’s final decision regarding their wicketkeeper for the prestigious event.