Mumbai Indians batsman Ishan Kishan inched closer to India selection by clearing BCCI’s 2-km fitness test. Kishan, an India A regular since 2017, updated on social media.
Coincidentally, his post came after a report suggested that he was among other cricketers who failed the test.
According to The Times of India, he and five other players failed the test. The report added that the players would be given another chance as it’s a new test. However, it is unclear whether Kishan passed it in the first go or the second attempt.
Ishan Kishan passed in the 2 KM fitness run conducted by BCCI at NCA Academy. pic.twitter.com/inYYIs5qmJ
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The former India U-19 captain came very close to getting selected for Australia T20Is after his IPL 2020 performance. He scored 516 runs, the most by an uncapped player in the history of the League and displayed his power-hitting by hitting 30 sixes.
He is likely to get a nod for the home T20Is against England.
Kishan has 2373 T20 runs at a strike rate of 133.48 to his name. He also scored two hundred’s and 12 half-centuries.
Besides Kishan, Jaydev Unadkat and Siddarth Kaul have also cleared the fitness test. Unadkat has been away from the national team since 2018, on the other hand, Kaul represented Men in Blue before 2019 World Cup.
Both the players are also in line to be recalled as the regular pacers are likely to be rested.
Rishabh Pant will also be in contention to make his limited-overs comeback. It remains to be seen whether he is recalled or will he lose his spot to his former U-19 captain.