Sehwag tips India's Gaikwad for World Cup audition in IPL 2023

Former India opener Virender Sehwag has identified Mumbai Indians' Ishan Kishan

as a player who will need to perform well in the upcoming IPL season to be in contention for the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Kishan had a disappointing IPL 2022 campaign, managing just 418 runs in 14 matches at a low strike rate.

He also struggled in the recent ODI series against Australia, scoring just three runs in the absence of Rohit Sharma.

Sehwag believes that Kishan will have to prove himself in the IPL if he wants to be selected for the World Cup.

However, Kishan has a good record in the IPL, having scored 1870 runs in 75 games with 12 half-centuries.

IPL 2023 is set to start on March 31, with defending champions Gujarat Titans taking on Chennai Super Kings in the season opener.

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