IPL 2020: Dean Jones Wants This KKR Batsman to Open the Innings

Young India batsman Shubman Gill is seen as someone who will make it big at the international arena, by several current and former players. He has also shown glimpses of brilliance in the domestic circuit and IPL.

IPL 2020: Dean Jones Wants This KKR Batsman to Open the Innings

Young India batsman Shubman Gill is seen as someone who will make it big at the international arena, by several current and former players. He has also shown glimpses of brilliance in the domestic circuit and IPL.

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After a stellar show in the U-19 World Cup in 2018, he was bagged by the KKR and has been a vital part of the team since then. Till now he has been playing in the middle-order and hasn't disappointed.

But former Australia batsman Dean Jones wants KKR to let Gill open the innings and show his talent to the world.

“I want to see Shubman Gill open the batting for Kolkata Knight Riders. I think there is an opportunity for it now and the time has come for them to put him at the top of the order and let him play,” Jones said while naming the youngsters as one of the players he will be watching out this season.

Since Chris Lynn is no more part of the franchise, Gill could be presented an opportunity at the top of the order this season in UAE, a place that boasts of placid tracks.

Jones also was excited about the prospect of seeing Rishabh Pant bat for Delhi Capitals.

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“I am also very keen to see how Rishabh Pant plays. He has been a bit up and down and it will be interesting to see how he handles the pressure of knowing that Dhoni is back playing,” Deano told Hindustan Times during an exclusive conversation from his home in Australia.