A prominent former Indian cricketer said, “Won’t Say Rishabh Pant Is A Certainty” in T20Is.
In the first three games of the current T20I series against South Africa, Rishabh Pant has scored a total of 40 runs.
Team India is being led by wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant in the current five-match T20I series against South Africa. KL Rahul was named captain after being declared out the night before the first T20I. The hosts have a game against the Proteas on Friday night in Rajkot that they definitely must win because they are currently behind 1-2 in the series.
three of the series’ first games. Only 40 runs have been scored by Rishabh, 29 of which came in Delhi’s debut T20I. His performance hasn’t met expectations.
Former India opener Wasim Jaffer believes that Pant needs to score runs frequently because, at the moment, he is not guaranteed a berth in the India T20I playing XI.
“KL Rahul enters the side whenever he returns, and he is also a wicketkeeper. Dinesh Karthik will surely play because he is a wicketkeeper. As a result, considering his recent play, I am unable to say with assurance that Rishabh Pant is a certainty. He still needs to score runs consistently, in my perspective. Jaffer stated, “And he hasn’t done that in the IPL or any of the several T20Is. I’ve said that a lot.
“He hasn’t played as well in T20Is as he did in Test cricket or a good number of ODI innings. I won’t imply that Rishabh Pant’s success is inevitable, he continued.
With 340 runs scored at an average of 30.91 in 14 games for Delhi Capitals, Rishabh too had a below-average IPL 2022 season.
Thus, 44 was the left-handed batter’s highest score this year. In the IPL 2022, he failed to score a single fifty for his team.
The 24-year-old has played for India in 46 Twenty20 international games so far, scoring 723 runs at an average of 23.32 and 125.95 strike rates. His 65 not-out score is his greatest effort.