Ishan Kishan is yet to return to professional cricket after pulling out of the two-match Test series against South Africa. Kishan was not selected by the Indian team for the Afghanistan and England series. Despite Rahul Dravid's public comments, Kishan is yet to play a Ranji Trophy match for Jharkhand this season.
Ishan Kishan has not played any professional cricket since his withdrawal from the South Africa series.
- Ishan Kishan's absence has raised questions
- Kishan withdrew from the Test series against South Africa due to personal reasons
- Kishan has not played any Ranji Trophy match this season
The curious case of Ishan Kishan has become more bizarre in the last month as the star Indian wicketkeeper batsman is yet to feature in any competitive match after being left out of the Indian team and flying in for the two-match Test series against South Africa. Have played. back home.
At that time, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said that Kishan would not play in the two Test matches due to personal reasons. However, Kishan's absence from the squad for the three-match T20 series against Afghanistan and the first two matches of the ongoing five-match Test series against England raised questions.
At a press conference during the T20 series against Afghanistan earlier this month, India head coach Rahul Dravid revealed that Kishan himself had requested a break and remained unavailable for selection. However, Dravid said that Kishan will have to play domestic cricket before returning to the Indian team.
However, the 25-year-old is yet to feature in any of Jharkhand's four Ranji Trophy games this season, and there is no official statement yet on whether he will play in the upcoming matches.
According to a report by Telegraph IndiaThe BCCI is in the dark about Kishan's comeback plans, and it is unlikely that Kishan will be considered for selection in the Test series and play for India ahead of the 2024 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), as India It is not decided to play. Any white-ball international match before the 2024 T20 World Cup in June.
The same report states that Kishan and even the Jharkhand Cricket Association (JCA) are not aware of Kishan's whereabouts and have not been informed if he plans to play in this season's Ranji Trophy. Has been done
The report adds that Kishan's absence from domestic cricket has not gone down well with the Ajit Agarkar-led selection committee, which could put him behind in the pecking order for a place in India's 2024 T20 World Cup squad, which includes Sanju Samson and Jitesh Sharma are likely. To be selected. Kishan has also complicated his chances of a comeback by not informing the BCCI about his plans.
Although the view remains in the BCCI that Kishan's case should be handled with care and sympathy, reports have cited mental fatigue as the reason behind his absence.
“This is a very delicate situation. Maybe he needs a long break. Support him and give him the freedom to deal with such situations,” someone with knowledge of the situation was quoted as saying Telegraph India.