Rishabh is an attacking batter, and of course everyone misses him. But you can’t help it and support the players who got there. We have to support KC Bharat and Ishan Kishan. They have played a lot of cricket and are quite experienced. Ishaan is something like Pant. This is also an opportunity for them to prove themselves in a longer format, Chahal told News18 CricketNext in an exclusive interview.
Bharat has played in 4 Tests for India and Kishan has yet to make his debut for the national team in the longest format.
A few days ago, former Australian cricketer Tom Moody picked Bharat over Kishan in his playing lineup for India’s WTC final against Australia.
Ishaan is the opening player. I’m not saying he’s not capable of playing in Tests. He is one of the future players, but he is an opener in limited overs cricket. It will be different under number six. Yes, he is tough off the first ball, which can be counterproductive in England, but Bharat can also bat well and play shots, he said.
This is India’s second appearance in the World Test finals. The Virat Kohli-led team lost to Kane Williamson’s New Zealand in the first-place match of the 2019/21 cycle.