With Rishabh Pant’s recovery still underway, the search for a suitable wicketkeeper-batsman in the Indian Test team continues. KL Rahul’s unavailability and KS Bharat’s lackluster batting performances have prompted selectors to turn their attention towards promising youngsters Ishan Kishan and Upendra Yadav.
Despite his previous experience, Wriddhiman Saha has been overlooked, as the focus shifts to nurturing young talents for the future. While Bharat’s batting struggles have raised concerns, Kishan’s batting prowess positions him as a potential candidate, even if he may not be as proficient behind the stumps.
With the upcoming series against the West Indies offering an opportunity for Kishan to prove himself, he is currently undergoing training at the NCA to enhance his stamina for the demanding Test matches. If all goes well, Kishan is likely to be the preferred choice over Bharat for the wicketkeeper’s role in the two Tests against the West Indies.