Through the 2020 ICC Males’s Underneath-19 Cricket World Cup, Jaiswal showcased his expertise by topping the run charts with 400 runs in six matches, together with one century and 4 fifties. He has continued to impress with notable performances for the Rajasthan Royals within the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Whereas some have advised fast-tracking Jaiswal into India’s 50-over World Cup squad, Karthik stays unconvinced. In an episode of The ICC Assessment, he acknowledged that the upcoming World Cup is just too quickly for Jaiswal and that the left-handed batsman ought to give attention to turning into a key participant for the T20 World Cup subsequent 12 months.
“I don’t suppose Yashasvi must be fast-tracked into the ODI setup,” Karthik acknowledged, as quoted by ICC. “He’s a younger boy. He must be fast-tracked into the T20I setup. I believe he must be one of many frontrunners for the T20 World Cup occurring subsequent 12 months as there are solely a restricted variety of ODIs left to be performed previous to this World Cup.”
Karthik additional emphasised that India already possesses gifted openers in Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. He believes that alternatives ought to proceed to be offered to Gill and Ishan Kishan, permitting Jaiswal to additional develop his expertise.
“India don’t lack an opener, they’ve performed rather well with Rohit and Shubman being there. So I really feel that put up the World Cup, I believe in ODIs and T20Is, he (Jaiswal) goes to be a constant participant indubitably. You do not want to fast-track him to this World Cup. I believe there may be Ishan Kishan who has additionally performed effectively, who has been ready within the wings.”
Karthik urged for persistence with Jaiswal and advised giving him an prolonged run when he will get the chance. He praised Jaiswal’s efficiency within the IPL and expressed confidence that he will probably be able to make his mark in ODIs and T20s after gaining expertise within the T20 setup.
Yashasvi Jaiswal had a outstanding IPL season in 2023, amassing 625 runs in 14 matches at a median of 48.07 and a strike charge of 163.61. His spectacular efficiency included one century and 5 half-centuries, with a highest rating of 124.
Whereas Jaiswal has garnered consideration for his excellent IPL shows, Karthik additionally acknowledged different younger batters who’ve impressed him through the event. He talked about the names of Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, and Tilak Varma as potential contenders for the T20 World Cup squad alongside Jaiswal.
“I don’t suppose anyone who’s among the many children that I’m going to say goes to make it to this 50-over World Cup. However I do really feel that within the subsequent World Cup, I believe we’ll see names like Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, and Tilak Varma. These 4 names will certainly be banging the door actually arduous if not already a part of the crew as a result of I believe they’re doing so effectively. They should get a glance into that T20 arrange, and they’ll do phenomenally effectively, I’ve little question about it,” Karthik concluded.
(With inputs from ANI)