Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Though wicketkeeper batsman Ishan Kishan was not selected in the Indian team for the recently-concluded T20 series against Afghanistan, due to indiscipline issue, all is not lost for him. There is light at the end of the tunnel for the aggressive cricketer.

Team India head coach Rahul Dravid recently made it clear that Kishan is still in the mix for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 scheduled to take place in the USA and West Indies in June this year.

Just when it was looking like, Ishan’s future in the Indian team was bleaker than ever, Dravid came up with good news. He said Kishan like Jitesh Sharma, Sanju Samson is in the mix for a berth in India’s T20 World Cup squad. Interestingly, Dravid also named KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant in the list.

“We have got quite a few keeping options. We saw a couple of guys in this series, whether it is Sanju, or Jitesh. You speak about Rahul, there is Ishan, Rishabh... all of them are in the mix. We just have to see how things pan out in the course of next few months and then we can take a call what is the best way to go,” said Dravid during a recent interaction.

Notably, Pant, still nursing the leg injuries, is anyway nowhere near to playing cricket at this level yet. However, there are reports that claim the left-hander might feature in this year’s IPL. If that is true, then he surely would become a strong contender. 

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