IND vs NZ: Why is the batsman who scored a double century in ODIs struggling in T20? form or something else


The third and deciding T20 between India and New Zealand will be played in Ahmedabad
The dashing batter increased the concern of Team India, runs are not coming out of the bat in T20

New Delhi. Team India started 2023 with a bang. After defeating Sri Lanka in the T20 and ODI series, New Zealand were also completely wiped out in the ODI series. India also became number-1 in ODIs. But, despite this success, there are some things, which are increasing the concern of Team India. One of these is the form of Ishaan Kishan. This wicketkeeper batsman is seen struggling to score runs in T20. Ishaan caught everyone’s attention by hitting the fastest double century in ODIs on Bangladesh tour last month. But since that innings, his bat has become silent. He is seen struggling to score runs. Especially in T20, despite starting the innings, he is not able to make a splash.

Ishaan has been struggling in T20 since the beginning of 2022. His figures are proof of this. He has scored runs at an average of 25 and a strike rate of 121 during this period. Despite starting the innings, his strike rate is around 120, which would not be considered good in T20 terms. Why is Ishaan struggling in T20? Is he struggling with bad form or is there any technical flaw in his batting. Let’s understand.

Ishaan is unable to rotate the strike
One of the major reasons for his recent struggles in T20 is his inability to rotate the strike consistently. He plays a lot of dot balls during his innings. While in the last 2 years, he has opened in T20 on most of the occasions. Batters have more chances to score runs when opening the innings as fielding restrictions apply. Due to Ishaan playing dot ball, India is not able to start fast in powerplay and its pressure comes on them and then in the process of scoring fast runs, they are getting out by playing bad shots.

In Lucknow T20 against New Zealand, Ishaan scored 19 runs in 32 balls while chasing the target of 100 runs. However, the Lucknow wicket was difficult for batting. But it was not that the strike could not be rotated. Ishaan played 21 dot balls in this innings. Ishaan has played a total of 529 balls in his T20 career so far. Out of this, runs have not been scored on 246 balls. That is, 46 percent of the balls have played dot. This is the reason why he is struggling to score runs in T20. Ishaan will soon have to overcome this major weakness related to his batting.

getting stuck at the crease
Usually batsmen are seen stuck at the crease when they are playing on the backfoot. But Ishaan’s case is different. He plays on the front foot. Despite this, it seems that his feet have come stuck at the crease. For this reason, he is not able to shoot freely. Many veterans of the game have also said many times about this weakness of theirs.

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Ishaan has less reaction time on the wicket on which the ball turns more. Because of this, their problems increase further. They are unable to decide whether to play the ball on the backfoot or frontfoot. For this reason, he is playing more dot balls. At the same time, fast bowlers have also caught this weakness of his and bowl hard length against him. Do not give them space to open their hands. As Lockie Ferguson did with him in Indore ODI. In such a situation, if Ishaan has to be successful in T20, then he will have to overcome these two weaknesses soon. Otherwise, many batsmen are knocking to take his place in the team.

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