Jaiswal and Rinku tipped for Indian team selection: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra

In the ongoing IPL 2023, Yashasvi Jaiswal, the young opener from Rajasthan Royals, has been in exceptional form. With 575 runs in 13 matches, he has impressed not only in the IPL but also in domestic cricket. Aakash Chopra, the former Indian opener, believes that Jaiswal’s consistent performances make him a strong contender for a national team debut.

Chopra further expressed his admiration for Rinku Singh, a player from Kolkata Knight Riders. He emphasized that Singh’s remarkable display of power hitting, including the five sixes against Yash Dayal, was no accident. Singh’s overall performance in the season, accumulating over 400 runs, has caught Chopra’s attention.

According to Chopra, both Jaiswal and Singh have the potential to make their mark in the Indian team, and he expects them to receive opportunities in the near future.

They are absolutely ready for international cricket: Chopra

“For Yashasvi, I have, in fact, kept a timeline. I feel he will be in the Indian team in the next 90 days. The other one I feel is Rinku Singh, and it is time to take him a lot more seriously. Those five sixes weren’t a fluke. He has scored around 400 or more runs and the strike rate at which they have been scored and from that batting position, there is no other option available,”

Chopra said.

“Remember, these two aren’t just a T20 phenomenon. Rinku has a first-class average of 60 while Yashasvi has scored over 1000 runs in his short domestic career so far. So they have been performing in other formats as well it is just that the world tends to focus more on a player when it happens in the IPL,”

he further added.

Both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rinku Singh face a tough challenge in their quest to qualify for the IPL playoffs. With 12 points each from 13 matches, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders need not only a victory but also a favorable net run rate to secure a spot. Currently, RR and KKR occupy the sixth and seventh positions, respectively, on the points table.

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