Published on: July 20, 2021
Former Indian deputy Harbhajan Singh praised Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw for their outstanding performance in the first ODI match between Colombo and Sri Lanka. The visiting team won by 7 wickets on Sunday.
In the opening game, Xiao scored 43 goals with only 24 goals, and Ishan scored half a century in his ODI debut. Ishan hit 42 goals with 8 four-pointers and two six-pointers, and scored a mature 59 points.
According to Harbhajan, selectors will find it difficult to ignore Shaw and Kishan at the T20 World Cup later this year. When talking to Sports Tak, the deputy said: “You can judge him based on his performance. The way Prithvi Shaw and Ishan Kishan hit the ball in international competitions shows their ability, and it’s hard to ignore them in the T20 World Cup. If you want to win the World Cup, you need players like them. They can’t see who is bowling in the opposition. They just support their natural game.”
Harbhajan also praised Suryakumar Yadav, who was unbeaten with 20 points and 31 points in his ODI debut. Yadav has made 89 attacks in two T20I games with a strike rate of 185.41. The veteran cricketer explained: “Based on their performance, they should not be ignored. Even if the selectors have to change senior players, they should continue to do so. I also feel that Suryakumar Yadav has locked his place in the T20 World Cup. Not only does he play the offensive brand of cricket, but he is also able to maintain his wicket and fast scoring at the same time.”
India was deeply impressed in the first ODI held in Colombo on Sunday. The first is bowling. They limited Sri Lanka to 262 points. Deepak Chahar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav each took two wickets.
When it was India’s turn to hit the ball, the captain Shikhar Dhawan remained unbeaten with 95 goals as the Indian team overtook the goal 36.4 times.