Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has confirmed that Ishan Kishan will open the innings in the 1st ODI against West Indies in Ahmedabad on Sunday, February 6. The opening one-dayer of the series will be a historic one as India will become the 1st team to feature in a 1000 ODIs. However, India’s preparations have been hit with Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad among seven members of the Indian contingent testing positive.
Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has heaped praise on Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw for their impressive knocks in the first ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo, which the visitors won by 7 wickets on Sunday.
Rahul Tewatia, Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan have earned their maiden international call-ups. The trio is part of the Indian squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against England. Kishan’s selection came on the day he hammered 173 off 94 balls, with 11 sixes, for Jharkhand against Madhya Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.