WTC Final 2023: The final match of the World Test Championship is going to be played between India and Australia from 7 June 2023. Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat have been given place as wicketkeepers in the Indian team announced for this title match. In such a situation, the market of discussions is hot about which of the two should be given a chance in the playing XI. Meanwhile, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has praised Ishaan Kishan.
Ishaan Kishan can be the X factor of the team
Ishaan Kishan, who was included as his replacement after KL Rahul was injured, has not played a single Test match for Team India so far. Although he has a good record in white ball cricket, Ponting has high hopes from him. According to Australian legends, he can prove to be the X factor of the Indian team.
Ponting said this
Speaking in the ICC review, Ricky Ponting said- ‘I would choose Ishaan Kishan. If you want to become world champion, you have to win matches. The sixth day (reserve day) has been added only so that both the teams can be given a chance for the best result.
The former Australian player further said, “I would go with Ishan Kishan in the match. I think Ishaan gives some X factor, which you need to win Test matches. Obviously if Rishabh Pant was fit he would have played and provided the X factor to India, but he is not. Ishaan will do well in wicket-keeping but he can give you the high scoring run rate that could be needed to go ahead in a Test match winning pursuit.”
Kishan’s best record in first class cricket
Kishan, who plays domestic cricket for Jharkhand, made his first-class debut against Assam in July 2014. He has so far played 48 matches in first-class cricket, with an average of 38.76 and a strike rate of 68.90. He has scored 2,985 runs with his name. Meanwhile, he has scored 6 centuries and 13 half-centuries with the highest score of 273 runs.