Yashasvi Jaiswal’s T20I career has taken off since his debut in August 2023 against the West Indies. Aakash Chopra, former India opener, believes Jaiswal has an edge over Shubman Gill as the preferred opening partner for captain Rohit Sharma in T20Is. Chopra sees Jaiswal as the top choice for the upcoming T20 World Cup, citing his strong form and impact in recent matches.
Jaiswal’s standout performance against Afghanistan, where he scored a quickfire fifty, has further strengthened his position. According to Chopra, Jaiswal’s recent form makes him nearly irreplaceable in the team. While India’s T20 World Cup squad is unsettled, Rohit Sharma mentioned that there are a few players already in mind for the tournament.
Before the Afghanistan series, Rohit and head coach Rahul Dravid had discussions to strategize and make necessary changes. India’s 3-0 whitewash against Afghanistan is a testament to their preparations.