Former New Zealand batsman Peter Fulton was assured of the threat imposed by Rishabh Pant and expects the Indian wicket-keeper to be a dangerous player in the WTC final. After a long wait, The World Test Championship final is here to take place and both sides will are expected to start strong.
The moving conditions in England have generally favoured the New Zealand bowlers but the Indian bowlers have now got enough depth in their pace attack to make sure that they can nullify the impact. It is going to be a belter of a contest at the Rose Bowl, Southampton and both teams deserve to be in the place they are after some dominating performances in the tournament.
“He Can Win A Game By Himself” – Peter Fulton
Peter Fulton explained the impact that can be created by Rishabh Pant in a Test match and was very vocal about the talent of the Indian wicketkeeper. He brought out the example of Pant’s innings in Australia where the left-hander won the historic Test at the Gabba from an improbable situation and earned a lot of praise for his efforts from all over the globe.
“Pant is a very dangerous player. He can win a game by himself. That’s what we saw in Australia. He is very talented. He will be a real threat for New Zealand in the World Test Championship final. He can score runs quickly, and take the game away from the opposition,” Peter Fulton told in an interview with the TOI.com
Rishabh Pant Recent Form In Test Cricket
Pant has become the first choice wicketkeeper for India after his excellent form in recent times and he has been averaging nearly 63 in the last ten innings which shows the amount of dominance from him. He has scored the runs at a fairly quick rate and he can change the game on its head in a very quick time. The 23-year-old averages 45.3 overall in his Test career and his inclusion has allowed India to pick an all-rounder like Ravindra Jadeja in the playing XI.
Virat Kohli hasn’t had his hands on an ICC Trophy as a captain so far and this World Test Championship final could well end the jinx.