Rishabh Pant Still Part of the World Cup Plans, Says MSK Prasad
Rishabh Pant, the young wicket-keeper batsman from Indian National Cricket team, failed to make the cut for the ongoing one-day internationals against Australia. Meanwhile, this raised speculations over his participation in the upcoming ICC World Cup but the chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad has noted that Pant is still a part of the World Cup plans.
Meanwhile, Rishabh Pant showed tremendous form in the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Test series. After struggling in the opening fixture, Pant bounced back in Sydney to smack an unbeaten 159. His glorious innings propelled many former cricketers to back him for all the formats. However, surprisingly, Rishabh Pant had to make way for the former India skipper MS Dhoni. But MSK Prasad has cleared all the air saying that the Delhi lad is still in the scheme of things.
“Rishabh Pant played three T20Is and four Test matches in Australia and that had an impact on his body,” Prasad told PTI. “He needed complete rest for two weeks and then we will take a call on how many matches he will play against England Lions. Let me put it straight, he is very much in our World Cup plans,” he added.
In addition to, MSK Prasad shared high praise for MSK Prasad and also noted that they did a good job picking him for the Tests.
“He is a champion player in the making and even he is not fully aware the kind of potential he has,” Prasad said. “He proved that he can switch gears seamlessly. When we picked him for Tests, experts were skeptical about his keeping but 11 catches in a Test, record dismissals in Australia series proves that the selection committee is vindicated,” he concluded.