Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India’s squad for T20 World Cup 2022?

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Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India's squad for Asia Cup 2022?
Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India's squad for Asia Cup 2022?

The Indian Cricket Team squad for upcoming Asia Cup has been announced by the selectors. The 15-member squad is looking quite strong both from inside and outside as it has been filled with plenty of talented players. As expected, several notable names were missing from the Indian squad. One of the most shocking omission from the Indian squad was of young explosive batsman Ishan Kishan. Fans expected to see his name in the squad because he has featured in many games prior to Asia Cup. Due to his talent, his fans thing that Ishan should have been included in the Indian team for Asia Cup 2022. Let’s see Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022?

india asia cup squad
india asia cup squad

India’s Asia Cup 2022 Squad

Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.

Why Ishan Kishan is not selected in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022?

Ishan Kishan Asia Cup
Ishan Kishan Asia Cup

Ishan Kishan has been overlooked for the Asia Cup 2022 owing to Virat Kohli and KL Rahul’s return to the Indian side. The Mumbai Indians opener played his last T20I against West Indies, where he scored 11 off 13 deliveries. Ishan has displayed consistency in 2022. In the beginning, it was being assumed that the selectors are seeing Ishan as the opener of the team. In 2022, he is India’s second highest-run scorer in the shortest format with 430 runs at an average of 30.71. Kishan has smashed three half-centuries with a best individual score of 89. Even after all of this, he was not even named in the standby players list which included Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar.

The reason behind his omission is quite clear. The comeback of KL Rahul in the team is the reason why Ishan Kishan is not included in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022. KL is the number one contender for the opening spot alongside skipper Rohit Sharma. Another reason is that the squad is of only 15 players. It was quite clear that Ishan Kishan will not get a chance in the playing XI, so there was no point in keeping him on the bench.

Ishan Kishan IPL 2022
Ishan Kishan IPL 2022

However, even after this major setback, the youngster didn’t lose hope and gave a positive statement:

“I feel that what selectors do is fair. They put a lot of thought while selecting players as to who should be given the opportunity and where. It is a positive for me because if I am not selected, I will work harder and score more runs. When selectors will have confidence in me, they will obviously keep me in the team.” Ishan Kishan said in an interview.