Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Vidarbha cricketer Jitesh Sharma is fast rising as India’s preferred wicketkeeper in T20Is. The aggressive wicketkeeper is pretty open about his stance of giving more importance to strike rate.

Jitesh’s aggressive approach in batting has come as a breath of fresh air for the Indian team. The powerful batting unit is often criticised for being timid in crunch matches.

“I always go for strike rate. I don’t compromise on strike rate and it also makes it easier for the following batters,” Jitesh said after the match.

Jitesh not only is habituated to batting at the number but also enjoys it. He has developed his game in such a way that he can come and attack from ball one.

Earlier, the wicketkeeper-batsman had talked about practising power hitting for different situations be it for only an over or in case wickets fall early. His hard work is paying dividends for the right-hander.

If India need a keeper to bat No.5 or lower and score at a crisp strike rate then there is no one better than Jitesh currently.