IND vs NZ 1st ODI: Ishaan Kishan got new batting position, captain Rohit Sharma himself confirmed, said- I am happy that…
India vs New Zealand 1st ODI: The ODI series between India and New Zealand is going to start from Wednesday. The batting position of 24-year-old cricketer Ishaan Kishan has been changed for the series.
After sweeping Sri Lanka in the ODI series, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team is now going to face New Zealand. The three-match ODI between India and New Zealand will start from Wednesday. The first match will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Wicket-keeper batsman Ishan Kishan was part of the Indian squad for the Sri Lanka ODI series but did not get a chance to play a single match. Ishaan played the last ODI against Bangladesh last month, in which he scored a stormy double century.
Change in Ishaan’s batting position
Please tell that Ishaan usually takes the field as an opener but his batting position has been changed for the New Zealand ODI series. Captain Rohit himself confirmed this on Tuesday. Ishaan will now play as a middle order batsman. Before the start of the series, Rohit said, “Ishaan will bat in the middle order. I am happy that after playing a good innings against Bangladesh, he can score runs at this position.” Significantly, Ishaan has played 10 ODIs so far and has batted in the middle order many times in this format.
Rohit said this about the Kiwi team
On the other hand, Rohit said about the upcoming series, “The only thing on our mind before entering the series is to keep things simple. We just want to keep improving as a team. New Zealand is the fiercest opposition team. There is a big challenge before us. We can challenge ourselves and achieve what we want to do as a team. New Zealand is a very good team and they are coming on the back of a great series win against Pakistan. Obviously they are playing good cricket. Significantly, New Zealand won the three-match ODI series 2-1 on Pakistan tour.