India defeated England by 7 runs in the 3rd ODI and won the series 2-1. Rishabh Pant was brilliant with the bat during India vs England 2021 series. The wicket-keeper batsman Pant was included in the playing 11 in the 2nd ODI after Shreyas Iyer suffered an injury. In the 2nd and 3rd ODI, the left-handed batsman smashed 77 and 78 runs respectively.
Along with two fifties, Pant also managed crucial partnerships in both the games. In India vs England 2nd ODI, Rishabh Pant scored a partnership of 113 runs with KL Rahul. In India vs England 3rd ODI, Pant made a partnership of 99 runs with KL Rahul. These two partnerships were very crucial for the Indian team which helped India to reach 300 plus scores in both games.
After earning fame during the Test series against England and Australia, Rishabh Pant again came to the limelight during India vs England ODI series. Along with Tests, Pant has proved that he is an effective wicket-keeper choice for the team in ODIs too. Unfortunately, there is only one wicket-keeper slot available in a team.
Due to Rishabh Pant’s spectacular batting performances against England, few other wicket-keepers might find it difficult to make a way into the ODI squad. Here we talk about 3 wicket-keeper batsmen whose ODI career has come to a standstill after Rishabh Pant’s heroics against England.
3 Wicketkeeper Batsmen Whose ODI Career Has Come To A Standstill After Rishabh Pant’s Heroics Against England
Sanju Samson made his international debut in July 2015, in a T20I series against Zimbabwe. So far, Sanju Samson has played 7 T20Is and scored only 83 runs with the highest score of 23. In 2020, Samson played few T20I games for India. He was part of the T20I games against Sri Lanka and New Zealand in January and February of 2020.
After his amazing performance for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020, Samson was given opportunities in India vs Australia T20I series in December 2020. However, he could not grab the limelight with his batting and scored 23, 15, and 10 in the three T20I matches. In the following ODI series against Australia, Sanju Samson was part of the squad but was not chosen in the playing 11. Now, After Rishabh Pant’s amazing performance in the ODI series against England, Samson will face difficulties to bag a spot in the ODIs.