Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper Rishabh Pant has asserted that the squad assembled for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season looks like a confident one, with players ready to take on the challenge. Pant was among the players retained by the Delhi franchise ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. Prithvi Shaw, Axar Patel and Anrich Nortje were the other players retained by the franchise, who will otherwise go in with a new-look squad.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma has stated that India are ready to accept what comes with Rishabh Pant because of his game-changing ability. There have been mixed reactions to Pant’s style of play and, at times, he has been criticized for not playing to the game situation. Rohit admitted that Pant has been told to show greater game awareness at times. However, he asserted that the think tank has asked Pant not to deviate too much from his natural game
Team India head coach Rahul Dravid has admitted that there will be a conversation with wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant over his shot selection. Pant was dismissed for a third-ball duck in the Johannesburg Test, which India went on to lose by seven wickets on Thursday. On day three, Pant gifted his wicket away while trying to slog Kagiso Rabada without getting his eye in.
In what was inevitable, COVID-19 has hit the Indian camp in England. After it was revealed that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is COVID-positive, support staff Dayananda Garani has also returned a positive test. The other wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has also been forced into isolation after being identified as as a close contact. As for Pant, he will have to get a negative test on Sunday to quit the quarantine and join the team. Bowling coach Bharat Arun is also isolating after he too was found to be a close contact.
With less than two weeks to go for the World Test Championship Final, cricket fans are eagerly awaiting the summit clash between the top two ranked sides. Senior players like Pujara, Rahane, Ashwin, who only play test match cricket, have compared the WTC Final to be an equivalent of a World Cup Final. No doubt players from both the sides will look to give their 100 percent when they take the field. For now, we’ll have a look at a few of the match ups that we can expect from the match -
Former Indian batsman and Delhi Capitals' assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has said that captaincy will take young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant's game to the next level. Pant was appointed captain of Delhi Capitals for IPL 2021 after regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was ruled out due to injury. Iyer hurt his shoulder while fielding in the first ODI against England last month. A few days back, the DC management revealed that Pant will lead the side in IPL 2021.
Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin has claimed that attacking wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant could become a front-runner to captain the Indian team in the future. On Tuesday, Pant was confirmed as the captain of Delhi Capitals for IPL 2021 season, with regular skipper Shreyas Iyer being ruled to due to injury. Iyer hurt his shoulder while trying to stop a ball in the first ODI against England.
India opener Rohit Sharma is confident that Rishabh Pant can do well in the T20I series against England as well if he allowed to play with freedom and not pressurised unnecessarily. Pant is making a comeback to the T20I squad on the basis of his brilliant performances in the longer format over the last two Tests. He scored 97 and 89 not out in Australia. Against England at home, he was the third highest run-getter. His century in the final Test in Ahmedabad proved to be a match-turning one.
Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has praised wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant for his hugely improved showing in the last couple of months. Pant scored a match-winning hundred in the fourth Test against England in Ahmedabad. Earlier, he scored an unbeaten 89 as India stunned Australia at the latter’s fortress, the Gabba. Pant, in fact, finished as the third leading run-getter in the India-England Test series, with 270 runs at an average of 54.