Ishant Sharma praises Yashasvi Jaiswal’s batting prowess against Windies

Ishant Sharma

India pacer, Ishant Sharma has praised youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal’s performance after the end of Day 2.

Moreover, Ishant has stated that Jaiswal is ready to play against England and Australia in English and Australian conditions.

He also feels that Jaiswal will be a very vital cog in Test cricket for India.

Meanwhile, in just 15 first-class games, Jaiswal has scored 1845 runs and has also proved his mettle in the IPL.

Therefore, he was given an opportunity by the BCCI to make his Test debut against the West Indies.

Furthermore, Ishant has stated that most of Jaiswal’s shots have been pull or cut shots against the new ball.

He has also talked about Jaiswal not attempting cover drives as it increases the chances of getting dismissed.

Says Ishant,

According to me, he is absolutely ready [to play in England and Australia] because if you see this innings as well, all the boundaries he hit, especially against the new ball, they all came with cut or pull shots.

Adding further, he says,

It is a great sign for an opening batter when he refrains from playing a cover drive to a full delivery. If you play the cover drive, there is a chance of you getting caught behind or in the slips. He looked to score runs only with cuts and pulls against the new ball, which is every batter’s strength. Whenever the ball was pitched up, apart from an odd loose shot, he either defended it or played with the full face of the bat. This becomes very important for an opener.

Jaiswal is unbeaten on 143 as India wraps up Day 2; Ishant Sharma impressed

Meanwhile, Jaiswal is looking in red-hot form at the moment as he has managed to remain unbeaten on 143.

Even skipper Rohit Sharma scored 103 runs but was unable to convert it into a big score.

Moreover, batting at No. 3, Shubman Gill has lost his wicket in a rather cheap way and Virat Kohli is now at the crease with the 21-year-old.

Kohli is unbeaten at 36 after India wrapped up Day 2 with a lead of 162 runs over the hosts.

Now, all depends on Jaiswal and Kohli today as their batting for a long time can prove to be a detrimental thing for India on Day 3.

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