Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian batsman, stated that for the first T20I match against Australia, he would prefer Dinesh Karthik to Rishabh Pant.
The Indian team management must decide if they want to play both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik or whether there is only room for one of these two as the wicketkeeper-batter before the three-match T20I series against Australia. Karthik has demonstrated this year that he can end innings in flair, although Pant hasn’t done well in the shortest format. Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian batsman, said that Dinesh Karthik would be his preference for the opening T20I against Australia rather than Rishabh Pant.
Rishabh Pant doesn’t deserve at position 4 or 5, in Jaffer’s opinion. Who added that barring him from the World Cup “might be the wisest thing.”
According to India, Rishabh Pant must decide whether or not to take part. Rishabh Pant has gotten a lot of attention from the Indian think tank. We have frequently praised him for his excellent play. He has been fantastic. Game-changing performances have occurred in Test and ODI cricket, but not in T20 international games or even T20s. Jaffer spoke on ESPNcricinfo’s “T20 Timeout.”
Therefore, I believe India must decide whether to retain Dinesh Karthik. Who, whether or not they are in the top six, has excelled since the IPL, depending on the opportunity. Rishabh Pant isn’t appropriate for positions 4 or 5, in my opinion. He said.
His best option would definitely be to bat first, continued Jaffer of Pant. But since KL, Rohit, and Virat will hold down the 1-2-3 slots, I don’t think it will. I believe it will be best to keep Rishabh Pant out of the World Cup for the time being.
Rishab Pant hasn’t done much in the shortest format this year; his highest score in that format was 52 against the West Indies in February 2022.
India squad for Australia T20I series: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav.