Why Ishan Kishan opted out of South Africa Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

Why Ishan Kishan opted out of South Africa Test series | Cricket News - Times of India

New Delhi: Last Sunday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said in a release that the wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan Will not participate in the two-Test series against South Africa starting on December 26.
Kishan had requested to be released citing ‘personal reasons’ and the board later accepted his request.

But now a report in The Indian Express has said that Kishan has pulled out of the South Africa tour due to “mental fatigue” due to constant travel. Indian team.
According to reports, Kishan had requested the Indian team management in South Africa last week to allow him to take a break as he had been traveling non-stop for the past one year.
The team management spoke to the selectors who agreed to the cushion request.
“He informed the team management that he was suffering from mental fatigue and wanted to take a break from cricket for some time,” the report said. Everyone agreed to it’.
Kishan has been included in every Indian squad since 3 January 2023. He didn’t necessarily get playing time because he was traveling and rarely had a break. He batted at the top of the order in India’s opening two 50-over World Cup matches ahead of Shubman Gill. Recovered from dengue fever and KL Rahul took wickets. After that, he played in the first three T20I series against Australia and scored two fifties.
However, Kishan played the T20I series in South Africa. Jitesh Sharma The team was selected by the management. Kishan opted to take leave despite being a member of both the Test and ODI squads.
The Indian Cricket Board has a tight schedule. After New Zealand’s three T20Is and three ODIs each, the Sri Lanka series (January 3–15) began with three T20Is and the same number of ODIs played at home.
From 9 February to 22 March, Kishan was a member of the Indian team that played against Australia at home. He played in only one of the three ODIs and warmed the bench in all four Tests as the team management opted for KS Bharat.
Kishan played for Mumbai Indians throughout the IPL season. He was taken by the selection committee to England to play as second wicket-keeper in the final of the World Test Championship and then to tour the West Indies from 12 July to 13 August. During this tour he participated in three ODIs, three. T20I, and its first two Tests.
A week later the cushion was shipped. Asia Cupwhich took place in Sri Lanka from 22nd to 27th September. Shortly before the World Cup, he played three ODI series at home against Australia.
India squad for South Africa Test: Rohit Sharma (c), Shibman Gill, Yashvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Rituraj Gaikwad, KL Rahul (wicket), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra JadejaShardul Thakur, Muhammad. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah (VC), Prasad Krishna, KS Bharat (Saturday)

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