India lead the five-match series 2-0 after beating Australia convincingly in the first two games. Rinku, who has great temperament and never buckles under pressure, guided India to a thrilling last-ball victory in the first T20I before smashing an unbeaten 31 off just nine balls, consisting of four fours and two sixes, in the second T20I.
Katich shared his perspective on whether Rinku Singh could serve as the finisher that India has been searching for.
“He (Rinku) has made it his own, particularly for the Kolkata Knight Riders this season, and now for India. Yes, there will be competition when the more experienced players come back into the team. He is doing everything right, and it is such a specialist role. It’s not just an easy role that someone can fill in for when they have been playing at No. 4 or 5. You need to get going from the word ‘go’ and get those 30 runs in eight or nine balls. He has been doing that consistently, which is not an easy thing to do in that role. The way he is doing it is the most impressive part because he is reacting to the ball and not pre-meditating,” Katich said while speaking on JioCinema.
Yashasvi Jaiswal – A mixture of Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly
On the other hand, ex-Indian cricketer Abhishek Nayar offered his insights on the certainty of Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s role in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
“He (Yashasvi) has been part of the T20 set-up for the last couple of series and has constantly done well for the team. Even in Test cricket, he is someone who is evolving into a future star. So, you expect him to be on the team. It is still a fair distance away, with IPL in between. But the way he is playing now, he will surely be a frontrunner for that spot,” Nayar said.