IND vs PAK: Why is Ishan Kishan not playing today’s ODI World Cup 2023 match?

Updated on: Oct 14, 2023 1:55 pm IST

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In today’s highly anticipated cricket match, the decision to replace Ishan Kishan with Shubman Gill in the Indian lineup stems from strategic considerations and a desire to optimize team performance.

Why is Ishan Kishan not playing today’s ODI World Cup 2023 match?

India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, conveyed his empathy for Ishan Kishan, acknowledging the efforts and contributions made by the young player who had stepped up in previous matches.

However, the choice to bring back Shubman Gill is rooted in Gill’s consistent performance and prowess as a skilled player. Gill has showcased his abilities on the field and proved to be a valuable asset for the team in past matches. The decision is likely driven by a desire to capitalize on Gill’s form and experience, aiming to enhance the team’s overall performance and chances of success in this crucial encounter.

It’s important to note that team selections in cricket often involve strategic decisions based on a multitude of factors, including player form, match conditions, opposition analysis, and overall team balance. The captain and the team management assess these factors carefully to field a lineup that they believe will give them the best chance of victory.

IND vs PAK Captains at toss

Babar Azam: We also wanted to bowl first. We have had good two wins, momentum and confidence is high. Jam-packed stadium, we will enjoy it. We want to be good in the field, we had a couple of good practice sessions. Same team for us.

Rohit Sharma: We will bowl first, cannot get bigger than this, fantastic atmosphere. Sure lot of us are going to experience something really extraordinary. It’s a good track, not going to change much, dew could be a big factor and keeping that in mind, we want to bowl first. We want to keep striving for the best, we want to come out there and give our best in every game. Keeping the atmosphere in the team relaxed is the most important thing in a tournament like this. Gill is back in place of Ishan, unfortunate for Ishan to miss out, feel for him, he stepped up when we needed him. Gill has been a special player for us over the past year or so, especially at this ground and we wanted him back.

India XI

Rohit Sharma(c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj

Pakistan XI

Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf

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