Yashasvi Jaiswal has amassed 104 fifty-score points in 16 Twenty20 Internationals thus far.
On Sunday, January 14, at Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Team India defeated Afghanistan by six wickets to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 International series. Together with Shivam Dube (63* off 32), opener Yashasvi Jaiswal shone at the bat, striking 68 off 34 balls while hammering five fours and five sixes in his innings.
In his brief T20I career, Jaiswal has amazed everyone by amassing 498 runs from 15 innings at an average of 35.57 and a strike rate of 163.81, recording 104 fifty-score runs. Aakash Chopra, a former cricketer for India who is now a commentator, believes the 22-year-old is unstoppable in the T20I squad and has edged out Shubman Gill in selection after he scored another match-winning fifty in the second Twenty20 International.
“Yashasvi is leaving. Once more, his batting style. You’ll think it would be unjust not to take him. He is selectable when you are occasionally undroppable. He is here, running, for that reason. He has now transcended (Shubman) Gill. However, from now on, you won’t be allowed to touch him,” Chopra posted on his YouTube page.
Speaking ahead of time, Chopra said that the team shouldn’t even consider benching him because doing so would result in every player in the batting lineup hitting at the same pace.
You need something like this when batting, so you shouldn’t even bother to select Jaiswal. If not, everything will remain the same, the playing style will not alter, he continued, “the year has only changed. It will be exactly like 2022, over and over again.”
In 14 T20I innings, Shubman Gill has two scores of fifty or more.
Conversely, Shubman Gill, in T20Is, has amassed 335 runs from 14 innings at an average of 25.76, with just two scores of fifty or more, including a century. The 24-year-old has been struggling over the last four innings in the shortest format, scoring just 40 runs, and as a result, he is now trailing Jaiswal in the competition to play in the starting XI.
When India plays Afghanistan in the third Twenty20 International at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday, January 17, they will be looking to complete a rout of the Afghans.