T20 World Cup 2024: Yashasvi Jaiswal Accused of Confusing Rohit Sharma; Virat Kohli Comes Into Play - Latest Global News

T20 World Cup 2024: Yashasvi Jaiswal Accused of Confusing Rohit Sharma; Virat Kohli Comes Into Play

Former Indian cricketer turned commentator Irfan Pathan has raised concerns over Yashasvi Jaiswal’s current poor form for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the ongoing IPL 2024 and the possible impact on India’s opening combination in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

Pathan, the former World Cup winner, highlighted the importance of Jaiswal as a left-handed batsman, which he said gives Team India an added edge and brings a degree of unpredictability to the opposition teams in terms of their bowling strategy.

However, the commentator further pointed out that Jaiswal’s inclusion in India’s playing XI would not encourage opposing teams to start with a left-arm spinner, but his lack of form in the ongoing IPL 2024 could result in the Indian cricket team’s leadership changing theirs Opening combination rethought.

Pathan believes Indian captain Rohit Sharma will need to line up with Jaiswal for the crucial left-right combination in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, but the RR opener’s form could force the team to make a choice Virat Kohli as a partner of the senior opener at the mega event.

Virat Kohli’s form puts pressure on Yashasvi Jaiswal’s opening role in the T20 World Cup 2024

The former India all-rounder admitted that the team management will think about whether to field the in-form Kohli alongside Rohit in the global event as the former captain is in excellent form with the bat for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) opener in the ongoing IPL 2023.

The dashing right-hander is currently the leading run-scorer in the ongoing IPL 2024 with 661 runs from 13 matches in the tournament. Kohli’s red-hot form as RCB opener could get the better of Yashasvi and Pathan believes the young sensation will get back to form ahead of the upcoming match have to find back T20 World Cup 2024 to provide stability to India’s batting line-up.

Irfan Pathan said on Star Sports: “This is a huge area of ​​concern because I believe Yashasvi Jaiswal should start in the World Cup as he is a left-handed batsman. So the opposing team doesn’t start with a left-arm spinner. You will be a little hesitant when he is in shape.

However, the team will think about it again in this form. The team will think about whether to open with the in-form Virat Kohli alongside Rohit Sharma or whether to start with Yashasvi Jaiswal, who is young and inexperienced. So it’s extremely important that he gets in shape.”

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s form will cause major problems for Rajasthan Royals: Irfan Pathan

Notably, Yashasvi has managed only 348 runs so far at a below-par average of 29, despite scoring a century in his 13 appearances for the Royals in the ongoing IPL 2024. However, the young opener still has a few games left in the tournament as he needs to catch up on his form ahead of the T20 World Cup in 2024.

Pathan said goodbye with the words: “The good thing for Yashasvi is that he will get chances because his team has qualified and if they manage a place in the top two, he will get more chances. With that in mind, there are a few positives for Yashasvi, but this form will also cause major problems for Rajasthan Royals.”

Notably, RR will play their last league match in the ongoing IPL 2024 against league leaders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on May 19 at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati before starting their playoff season.

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