Kiran More backs Jaiswal to open alongside Rohit Sharma in T20Is

Former India cricketer Kiran More wants Yashasvi Jaiswal to open alongside Rohit Sharma in the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. It is slated to begin on January 11. Notably, in the absence of Rohit, either Shubman Gill or Ruturaj Gaikwad were paired with Jaiswal. But, with the skipper making his return to the playing XI, the opening spot has become complicated.

More stated that Jaiswal has been exceptional in the shortest format of the game and deserves a shot at the opening. He added that Shubman is a very good player but believes that the right-hand and left-hand combination will be perfect for the national team.

“Yashasvi Jaiswal for me because it’s a left-right combination. Yashasvi Jaiswal’s performances have been exceptional. He shows aggression and talks about fours and sixes from the first ball. I think Shubman Gill is a good player but I will go with a left and right-handed batting combination in the T20 format. I will go with Yashasvi for sure,” More was quoted as saying by Sports18.

More backed Tilak Varma and Rinku Singh in the playing XI

Both Tilak Varma and Rinku Singh have done a good job for the national team in 2023. Rinku has proven himself as a match-winner in the recent past, while Tilak has scored 310 runs in 15 matches he played in the last calendar year. More backed the duo as they called them the future of Indian cricket.

“Rinku and Tilak both because Tilak Varma is a good player. He is a 360-degree player and Tilak Varma bats the same way that Rinku does. I believe we need to think a little about the future and take both Tilak and Rinku along,” More added.

On the other hand, Rohit and Virat’s inclusion will boost India’s batting unit. Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya are ruled out of the series, while Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah have been given a break ahead of the five-match Test series against England, which will begin on January 25.