Former India National Cricket Team wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim has said that he would love to see the young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi represent the Indian team in all three formats of the game.
The 22-year-old leg-spinner, who plays for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) made his India debut earlier this year in the T20I series against the West Indies National Cricket Team in Kolkata and so far he has picked up 16 wickets from 10 matches in the shortest international format of the game.
Speaking on SPORTS18’s daily sports news show ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP, Karim highlighted that very few leg-spinners are selected in the Test teams these days. Former India wicketkeeper-batsman said that he would like to see the change and added that Bishnoi has got all the skills to play all three formats and perform well.
“I would love to see him play in all three formats and, somehow, for some inexplicable reason, we don’t see any leg spinner in the test match format these days. But I would like to see the change coming in here and Ravi Bishnoi is one such candidate who can play all three formats and do well for India,” Karim was quoted as saying on SPORTS18’s daily sports news show ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP’.
But before that, he needs to play red-ball cricket for his state’s side – Saba Karim
Karim further said that the young leg-spinner will first have to play red-ball cricket for Rajasthan if he wants to get a chance to represent India in Test cricket.
“But before that, he needs to play red-ball cricket for his state’s side and if he does well there it’ll add to his confidence and then the Indian selectors can think of playing him in all three formats. The kind of eagerness and ability he has shown, and on top of that, the skill set which he has is really admirable,” he stated.
“Young in age and all that experience really helps in to grow in confidence and he can continue to do that in international level also,” Karim added.
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