Ashish Nehra has made a powerful case for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in India’s 15-man squad for the approaching ICC Cricket Global Cup. Nehra has additionally indexed 5 causes to move along with his declare.
Pant, whose occupation is blossoming after being a part of the Indian crew within the fresh excursions, has earned an admirer in type of Nehra, who claims that the wicketkeeper-batsman is greater than only a mere contributor.
The previous left-arm seamer went directly to elaborate his claims by means of offering those 5 causes:
- In a crew, there’ll all the time be participants however at a large match just like the Global Cup, you wish to have gamers with X-factor. Rishabh Pant isn’t an insignificant contributor however a natural match-winner, who will have to be picked for the Global Cup.
- When you take a look at India’s batting line up, save Shikhar (Dhawan), there aren’t any left-handers within the most sensible seven. You want selection with a left-right mixture, the place Rishabh completely suits.
- Rishabh can bat at any place between one to seven and so Virat (Kohli) and the crew control can use him as a floater.
- If it involves without problems hitting sixes, Rishabh comes 2d simplest to Rohit Sharma along with his big-hitting talent. India will want that during abundance all the way through the Global Cup.
- No disrespect, this crew has 3 transparent match-winners and they’re Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. For me, the fourth one goes to be Rishabh Pant. Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and Dinesh Karthik are all implausible gamers however they’re all in the similar mold. You want X-factor, which this boy possesses.
When requested whether or not a seasoned finisher like Dinesh Karthik might be lost sight of on the expense of settling on Pant, Nehra stated each the gamers could make it.
“As I’ve already stated, Rishabh is also your 3rd opener, so DK (as Karthik is referred to) might be your center order batter,” he stated.
However is it smart to have 3 keepers within the 15? The veteran stated having a look at Pant and Karthik as 2d and 3rd keepers is incorrect.
“I don’t take a look at it from that viewpoint. If Rishabh and DK are being picked forward of specialist batsmen like Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer, then you’re looking at them as specialist batsmen.”
“So why complicate the concept procedure. As it’s we’ve the peerless MS Dhoni at the back of stumps so deal with each as specialist batsmen,” he concluded.
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