3 'Key' Reasons Why Yashasvi Jaiswal Should Open In T20 World Cup 2024

Jaiswal in India training session [X]Jaiswal in India training session [X]

Yashasvi Jaiswal has been the talk of the town in recent times. The talented young batter took the world by storm during IPL 2023, and subsequently received his maiden India call-up.

Upon arrival, the young batter proved his mettle in the T20 circuit, and also in Tests, as India had found a gem of a player. It was widely expected that come the T20 World Cup 2024, Jaiswal would be given the chance to open for India. However, as it stands, with both Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli in the lineup, Jaiswal could face the axe.

T20 cricket has changed over the years, and batters are now taking more risks. As a result, fans have voiced their opinion, and believe that Jaiswal should open for India, as he provides the X-Factor at the top. So, Here at OneCricket, we list down 3 key reasons why the team management should persist in Jaiswal to open.

1) Attacking instincts at the top!

Jaiswal is a naturally attacking player and his play-style could be useful at the top of the order. The pitches, especially in New York have been slow, and the batters have found it hard to get going. As a result, having someone like Jaiswal could be a boon for the Indian team, with the left-handed batter going hard in the early goings, and easing the pressure on his partner at the non strikers end.

2) Left-right combination!

With Rohit Sharma opening at the other end, having a Jaiswal will provide a perfect left-right combination for Team India. Bowlers tend to find it hard to get their lines and lengths right when the opposition has a left-right combo. India have the luxury of placing a left-hander at the top, and they should look to exploit.

3) Jaiswal plays well against spin

It is a guaranteed thing that opposition captain will open the bowling with a spinner, 'if' Rohit and Virat open the batting. The two batters are an exceptional player of pace, but might find it hard to break the shackles against the spinners.

This is where Jaiswal comes into play, as he has the tendency to step down the track against the spinners and will look to dominate them, thus unsettling the opposition with his aggressive batting. Plus, Jaiswal has strong numbers against the spinners, which might tempt Rohit to re-think about his decision.