Graeme Smith feels Jaiswal is making his case for national side selection

Graeme Smith

Former South Africa player and skipper, Graeme Smith has recently given his opinion on Rajasthan Royals’ batter, Yashasvi Jaiswal.

Apparently, the youngster is making a case for himself and asking the BCCI and selectors to start considering him for India.

Moreover, he has won the hearts of millions in India and has now scored 572 runs in 12 games with an excellent average of 52.27.

On the other hand, his 2023 campaign is studded with four fifties and a hundred and he is competing aggressively with RCB’s Faf du Plessis for the Orange Cap.

Meanwhile, Smith is quite happy with Jaiswal and has stated that he has given a good headache to the BCCI and they will now start considering him alongside Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill.

In terms of selection, he (Jaiswal) is certainly knocking down the door. That is all he can do at the moment right now. He has controlled that. Indian cricket is blessed with a lot of options like senior cricketers in Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, who is injured now. You also have Ishan Kishan and Shubman Gill. The selectors surely have some nice headaches to have but Yashasvi has certainly put his name right up there in the conversation.

Graeme Smith also talks about the dynamic element of Jaiswal

Moreover, Smith has also commented on the dynamism of Jaiswal and said that the southpaw has made quite a growth from the last IPL season.

Furthermore, Jaiswal recently grabbed eyeballs and headlines after his stupendous knock against KKR wherein he smashed 98 from 47 balls to take his side home.

This inning included 12 fours and 5 sixes and is his best so far in the ongoing IPL season.

Adding further, Smith says,

Well, he has been incredible. I have watched some of his domestic performances which have been really good. You can also see a growth in his game from the last season of IPL. I have loved watching him play. He has just got a natural ability to find the gap. He has got stroke play, particularly on the off side and has developed strength on the leg side which has made him dynamic.

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