Ind vs WI: It won’t be a picnic for Yachasvi, Akash Chopra says
NEW DELHI, July 12 (IANS) Yashasvi Jaiswal is ready to make his Test debut as opener against the West Indies on Wednesday in the First Test in Dominica, and this opportunity could not have come at a better time.
The 21-year-old has been in brilliance during the recent IPL and is also a proven performer in the longer formats of the game.
During a preview presentation, JioCinema expert Aakash Chopra said, “The good thing about choosing Yashasvi Jaiswal is that he’s not just on the back of the IPL tracks. Yes, he’s been absolutely gorgeous and sparkling in this edition of IPL, but then he’s scored a mountain of running-truckloads. runs-in first-class cricket playing for Mumbai and Western District”.
The former India opener added, “Indeed, wherever he has played, and whatever team he has so far represented, he has scored plenty of runs, and therefore, just understanding the day’s format play, understanding the pulse of what is required of a batsman in today’s format, will hold him in position. It’s not going to be easy, it’s not going to be a cake-cake, for the simple reason that there is a gap between first-class cricket and Test cricket when we talk about standards. But I think Yashasvi Jaiswal, over a period of time, will do very well.” .
Another expert, Abhinav Mukund, said: “Yashasvi is one of the most impressive young players to come out of this country and I’m excited to see how he fares in Test cricket. I feel he’ll respond well. Given the conditions with Dukes’ ball and the fact that there will be little turf, I think Jaiswal will be challenging, but I think he has the technique, the skill and most importantly, the mentality to play Test cricket.”