Scott Styris says it’s unlucky for Ishan Kishan to not get an opportunity for Asia Cup 2022

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Scott Styris says it is great for India that KL Rahul’s back in the squad

Left-handed batter Ishan Kishan is quite possibly of the most unique hitter going around in world cricket, and on his day, he can attack the resistance’s bowling setup while Scott Styris feels that Kishan would be frustrated on passing up a great opportunity for Asia Cup.

Left-handed batter Ishan Kishan is quite possibly of the most unique hitter going around in world cricket, and on his day, he can attack the resistance’s bowling setup. 

However, the player has been in and out of the side, and he has failed to come to the Asia Cup squad. Team India has named a full-strength squad that will see KL Rahul getting back to the side as vice-captain after being sidelined because of injury. 

Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris feels that Kishan would be frustrated on passing up a great opportunity for Asia Cup.

“KL Rahul was a simple decision probably of all the possible match-ups that we’ve discussed; I think this was the easiest one. You see, how valuable to the Indian team to the management and the selectors because he’s been given the vice-captaincy as well,”

Styris said on SPORTS18’s daily sports news show ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP’.

“So that says that he was always a frontline player in this Indian side and I guess it’s unlucky for Ishan Kishan, he’s got that left-handed ability which I think they’d have loved to have got into the squad if they possibly could have because it’s a very right-handed dominant side until to get to someone like Rishabh Pant. So, I think he’ll be disappointed and naturally, he’s a terrific player. But KL Rahul, it is great for India that he’s back because you know, he’s a genuine match winner on the biggest stage too,”

he added.

Ishan Kishan had recently played the fifth and last T20I against West Indies, after sitting on the bench for the first four games.

While in the final game of the series, he scored only just 11 runs.

So far, the left-handed batter has played 19 T20Is, scoring 543 runs at an average of 30.16 with his highest score being 89.

India’s squad for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Three players Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.

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