Ahmedabad: India’s new ODI skipper Rohit Sharma has announced on Saturday that left-handed batsman Ishan Kishan would start with him in the opening ODI against the West Indies since the youngster is the team’s only alternative as Mayank Agarwal serving mandatory quarantine period due to late entry into the squad.
Kishan was called into the ODI squad after Shikhar Dhawan and Ruturaj Gaikwad tested positive for COVID-19 and are now in isolation.
“Ishan Kishan is the only option we have and he will open with me,” Rohit said on the eve of the series-opener.
Mayank was added in the squad and he is still in isolation. He came (joined) late and we have some rules in place. If someone is travelling, we have to put them in (mandatory 3-day) quarantine. He has still not finished his quarantine, so Ishan will open the innings,” added Sharma.
India’s new ODI skipper also stated that he will pick up where Virat Kohli left off. And he emphasized the importance of the comeback of the KulCha duo (Yuzvendra Chahal- Kuldeep Yadav).