“Won’t Say Rishabh Pant Is A Certainty” in T20Is: Prominent Remark by Former Indian Cricketer
Rishabh Pant has amassed a total of 40 runs in the first three games of the current T20I series against South Africa.
In the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa, wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant is leading Team India. After KL Rahul was ruled out on the night before the first T20I, he was appointed captain. Currently down 1-2 in the series, the hosts have a game against the Proteas on Friday night in Rajkot that they absolutely must win.
In the first three games of the series. Rishabh has only scored 40 runs, 29 of which came in the first T20I in Delhi. His performance has not been up to par.
Wasim Jaffer, a former India opener, thinks that Pant needs to score runs frequently because, as of right now, he is not guaranteed a spot in the India T20I playing XI.
“KL Rahul is a wicketkeeper as well and whenever he returns, he enters the side. In any case, Dinesh Karthik is a wicketkeeper, therefore he will undoubtedly play. As a result, I can’t say for sure that Rishabh Pant is a certainty given the way he has been playing lately. He still needs to consistently score runs, in my opinion. And he hasn’t done it in the IPL or any of the several T20Is, and I’ve stated that a lot “, according to Jaffer.
“He hasn’t performed in T20Is in the same manner as he did in Test cricket or quite a few ODI innings. I won’t suggest that Rishabh Pant is a foregone conclusion, “Added he.
So, Rishabh too had a mediocre IPL 2022 season, scoring 340 runs at an average of 30.91 in 14 games for Delhi Capitals.
So, the left-handed batter’s highest score this season was 44. And he failed to record a single fifty for his team in IPL 2022.
The 24-year-old has so far appeared in 46 Twenty20 international matches for India, hitting 723 runs at an average of 23.32 and a strike rate of 125.95. His best performance is a 65 not out.