Former India National Cricket Team player Ajay Jadeja has lashed out at the Indian team management for providing rest to Ishan Kishan in the recently concluded five-match T20I series against the Australia National Cricket Team.
The wicketkeeper-batter featured in three matches for India in the T20I series against Australia and registered scores of 52, 58 and 0. He was left out of the playing XI for the next two matches with Jitesh Sharma coming in as his replacement.
Speaking on Sports Tak, Jadeja stated that Kishan shouldn’t be rested very frequently because it will not help him to be ready for crucial games. He also slammed the team management for not giving enough opportunities to Ishan Kishan during the World Cup. He stated:
“There was a series right after the World Cup. Ishan Kishan played three matches and went home. Was he really that tired after three matches that he needed rest? He didn’t even play a lot of games at the World Cup. He deserved his spot in the playing XI for the first few World Cup matches. How many Indian players have scored a double-century on a good day?
“Ishan Kishan didn’t even play the entire five-match T20I series against Australia. He was sent home after three matches to rest. So, if this is going to continue, how will you ensure that he is fully ready?”
Ajay Jadeja Talks About India’s World Cup Final Loss
While talking about India’s heartbreaking defeat in the World Cup 2023 final, Ajay Jadeja said that India stuck to the same approach throughout the competition, which became the reason for their loss. He said:
“Australia didn’t have a set plan. We have seen Glenn Maxwell come in at No. 3 after a big opening stand. They changed their No. 3 batter based on the opening partnership. India, on the other hand, stuck to the same approach, which is why Australia were able to make a plan.”
Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India dominated in the ICC World Cup 2023 and won 10 matches on the trot heading into the final. However, they didn’t perform well in the summit clash and faced a heartbreaking loss.