T20 World Cup squad: Virender Sehwag named as the reserve wicketkeeper-batter. There were several candidates for Team India’s T20 World Cup reserve wicketkeeper-batsman spot. Including Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, and Sanju Samson, but Virender Sehwag chose Jitesh Sharma over all of them.
Virender Sehwag has back uncapped Jitesh Sharma to be name to India’s T20 World Cup squad as a reserve wicketkeeper-batter. The 28-year-old from Punjab Kings demonstrated his finishing prowess against Rajasthan Royals. Slamming an unbeaten 38 off just 18 balls to lift their total to 189/5 following a mid-innings collapse. Jitesh, who promoted ahead of the experienced Liam Livingstone, smashed four boundaries and two sixes to demonstrate his ability as a dependable middle-order batter. “He has made quite an impression… So, should he be included in Australia’s T20 World Cup squad?” In ‘Cricbuzz Live – Talking Points,’ Sehwag stated.
“I’m just asking because whoever scores runs is kept in the category of potential World Cup players.” But, without a doubt, he greatly impress me.
“If I had to pick a team, I’d send him to Australia as a second wicketkeeper-batter for the T20 World Cup (in September-October),” Sehwag said.
Virender Sehwag named as the reserve wicketkeeper-batter in India T20 WC Squad.
There were several candidates for the reserve wicketkeeper-batsman spot, including Ishan Kishan, Dinesh Karthik, and Sanju Samson, but Sehwag chose Jitesh ahead of all of them.
“Ishan Kishan is a wicketkeeper-batter, Rishabh Pant is a wicketkeeper-batter, (Wriddhiman) Saha is a wicketkeeper-batter, but Jitesh Sharma has impressed me the most out of all of them.”
“He bats with such flair… Comes into bat and expresses himself without fear. He knows what ball I need to play a shot over the covers on, as well as what ball I need to play over mid-off and mid-on “Sehwag yelled.
Jitesh’s six against Yuzvendra Chahal, leaning outside the crease and lifting it over wide long-on, reminded Sehwag of VVS Laxman’s hit against Shane Warne.
“With the six he hit off Yuzvendra Chahal, he reminded me of VVS Laxman… Laxman used to hit Shane Warne over mid-wicket with an open stance. He has greatly impressed me.”
Jitesh, who purchased for Rs 20 lakh, has scored 162 runs in seven innings, going unbeaten twice, and has a strike rate of 167.