Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant will leave for England on Thursday morning as a backup to the Indian team in the World Cup. Sources have confirmed that the injured opener will reach England as Shikhar Dhawan’s cover. He also said that BCCI was trying to arrange the most suitable flights for Pant so that he could join the Indian team in England as soon as possible. Although Dhawan is recovering from injury and will still be part of India’s 15-member team.
Before being selected for the World Cup, Pant was considered to be the big contender for Team India’s last 15 but Dinesh Karthik was preferred by the selectors. According to sources, after Dhawan’s injury, Pant can be included in the team.
Will go as standby
Sources said that Rishabh is being called as a backup to England. He said, “Rishabh Pant is already being called as standby, so that he can adapt to the circumstances. If Dhawan does not fit, then we will keep this thing in front of the ICC and Rishabh will be included in the team immediately after acceptance. ‘
Dhawan injured in India-Australia match
In India’s last match against Australia in the World Cup, Dhawan was hit by a left-handed thumb on the ball of fast bowler Pat Cummins. In this match, Dhawan played a key role in winning the century against Australia.
Pant’s official luggage handover in Delhi
It is expected that Rishab Pant will arrive in Nottingham on the evening of the match between India and New Zealand on Thursday. Although he will not be able to join the team until Shikhar Dhawan is unable to play due to injury. Pant has been given from his team jersey in his house in Delhi to official goods. If Pant joins the team, then he can play on number-4 and with Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul can handle the opening.
People connected to this matter have said that Dhawan will not be available for selection prior to the July 2 match against Bangladesh. It is possible that he will be available for selection in the match against Sri Lanka on 6 July.
Pant will play against Pakistan!
Pant will not be included in the match against New Zealand, but the left-hander is considered to be playing in the match against Pakistan on Sunday. Sources said, “Rahul can now start an innings with Rohit Sharma and can bat on Pant No. 4. It would be hasty to think of all this. We are seriously considering all the options.
Pant is behind the experience
Dhawan has played 130 ODI internationals so far, with 5480 runs at an average of 44.91. Their names include 17 centuries and 27 half-centuries in this format. He has also played 34 Tests and 50 T20 Internationals. At the same time, 21-year-old Pant has played only 5 ODIs, with a total of 93 runs in total of 93 runs. His name is 233 runs in 15 T20 Internationals.