Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan will be a key player for India in the next ICC T20 World Cup.

Ishan Kishan has been given regular chances by the Indian management in the squad. Recently, he was selected as an opener in India’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 team. Also, he was named in India’s Squad for the upcoming T20 Internationals series against New Zealand, which will begin on November 17 in Jaipur.

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Ishan Kishan. Photo- ICC
Ishan Kishan. Photo- ICC

Meanwhile, Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan has backed India to win the T20I series by 2-1 against the Blackcaps.

“I wish Team India all the best and I hope they win. India winning the series 2-1 is what I am predicting,” Harbhajan said on Star Sports.

Both the teams will be having a new captain in the series as Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the new T20I captain of India after Virat Kohli stepped down from his role and Kane Williamson has decided to rest, so Tim Southee will be fulfilling captain’s duty in the T20 Internationals series.

I Want To See Some Of The New Players In A Different Role – Harbhajan Singh

Ishan Kishan and Varun Chakravarthy celebrating a wicket (Photo-AFP)
Ishan Kishan and Varun Chakravarthy celebrating a wicket (Photo-AFP)

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The 41-year-old wants to see new players playing different roles in the series against New Zealand, and he wants to see Kishan playing regularly.

I want to see some of the new players in a different role. Like Ishan Kishan, I want to see him play regularly. He has a lot of potential. He will be a key player for the next T20 World Cup. He will have the responsibility of batting at No. 3 so I feel he should be given as many chances as possible,” Harbhajan said on Star Sports

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Harbhajan further added that Kishan’s Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav is also a player who can bat at any position, and he is looking forward to seeing him perform well once again for India. He stated:

Apart from him, Suryakumar Yadav is a player who can fit in any format. A player like him can bat at any position. I would want that role to be given to him because he is a player who can win you tournaments, not only matches. He has that 360-degree game. He is one of those guys I am really looking forward to performing,”

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