Dinesh Karthik, the esteemed Indian cricketer, recently opined that Yas hasvi Jaiswal , the star batter of Rajasthan Royals, isn’t needed to be fast-tracked in the ODI setup as the 2023 Cricket World Cup inches closer. In the last few weeks, the Mumbai-based youngster has set the stage alight in the Indian Premier League 2023 as an RR player, which has made a lot of fans and experts call for his selection in the ODI World Cup squad.
The former U-19 Cricket World Cup finalist for Team India, Yashasvi Jaiswal played 14 matches for the Royals in the current IPL season where he smashed 625 runs at an average of 48.08 and strike rate of 163.61. During his special campaign, he scored a hundred and five fifties with a high score of 124 against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.
In the latest episode of the ICC Review, the RCB wicket-keeper batter was talking about the 21-year-old rising sensation, where he said, “I don't think Yashasvi needs to be fast-tracked into the ODI setup.”
The 37-year-old went on to talk about fast-tracking the Mumbai-based youngster in the India T20I setup instead. Karthik remarked, “He's (Yashasvi Jaiswal) a young boy. He needs to be fast-tracked into the T20I setup. I think he needs to be one of the frontrunners for the T20 World Cup happening next year as there are only a limited amount of ODIs left to be played prior to this World Cup.”
“I only think it's fair that Yashasvi Jaiswal, when given an opportunity, is given an extended run because again, he is a very special player. He's shown us in this IPL. But when it comes to international cricket, it is a different cup of tea altogether", opined the Indian wicket-keeper batter.
Dinesh Karthik further elaborated that the Rajasthan Royals star batter needs to be backed in T20Is to get him ready for the Indian ODI setup after the Cricket World Cup. “Just back him out there in the T20 setup, he needs to be there now. He'll get going. And by the time this World Cup finishes, he will be ready to play from there on in ODIs and T20s,” he spoke on the ICC Review.