Kishan is training under Kiran More at Reliance Stadium.
In December 2023, Ishan Kishan withdrew from the series against South Africa, citing mental exhaustion. He was excused by the club management, and KL Rahul took his spot in the starting lineup. He did not make the squad for the five-match Test series against England and did not play in the T20I series against Afghanistan later on. When asked about his availability, head coach Rahul Dravid, a former cricket player, responded that the young player has not yet made himself available, raising doubts about his professionalism and dedication to the national team.
Kishan, though, appears to have finally begun to practise as he was observed working out at the Reliance Stadium in Baroda alongside Hardik and Krunal Pandya. Though he hasn’t fully recovered from his ankle injury sustained during the ODI World Cup, Hardik is anticipated to play in the next Indian Premier League season. Kiran More, a former cricket player, is currently working with the three; the 61-year-old confirmed this to Cricbuzz.
The batsman who keeps wicket is reportedly not in the mood to play professional cricket again. Speaking to the media, Dravid stated that Kishan needs to compete in few games in order to be included in the national team. As of right now, however, he will not play in Jharkhand’s forthcoming Ranji Trophy match against Haryana, which is scheduled to begin on February 9. That essentially eliminates Kishan’s hopes of playing in the remaining games against England, which begin on February 15 with the third Test.
KL Rahul should make a comeback in the third Test.
KL Rahul is anticipated to return to the playing XI after missing the second Test due to a minor injury. Rajat Patidar, who made his debut in Visakhapatnam, will probably be replaced by the star batter. Fascinatingly, according to a few of rumors, top pacer Jasprit Bumrah may also miss the third Test. Mohammed Siraj is expected to return and give him a break.
But after a ten-day hiatus, the tactics could alter. The only factor influencing the decision is Bumrah’s mood before the Rajkot Test.