When it comes to wicketkeeping, Rishabh Pant still needs to do a lot to become one of the best in the world. While the highly-rated youngster has been widely tipped to replace MS Dhoni, his wicketkeeping so far has not been that impressive. Pant impressed with his batting in the Test series against England and Australia but his glove-work left a lot to be desired.
Perhaps that is the reason why India have still stuck with MS Dhoni despite the latter being not so impressive with his batting. But in the wake of the World Cup exit, Indian team-management has made it clear that Pant would get the maximum chance. And Pant knows that he needs to justify the faith shown in him as soon as possible.
Pant is the only specialist wicketkeeper in India’s T20I and ODI squads for the ongoing tour of West Indies. A good outing against West Indies will do a world of good to Pant’s chances of becoming a regular member of the limited-overs team. And he is making sure to prepare himself for that. Ahead of the second ODI against West Indies on Sunday, Pant was seen practising wicketkeeping inside the hotel.
Pant posted a video on his Instagram account where he along with Kuldeep Yadav played cricket in the hotel corridor. Kuldeep was rolling his arms while Pant was doing his bit with the wicketkeeping gloves on.
Here is that clip of Rishabh Pant:
India and West Indies go into the 2nd ODI with an eye on taking the lead in the three-match series. The series-opener in Guyana was washed out. After the ODIs, both the teams will play a two-match Test series, starting August 22.
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Pant will be looking to make the most of his recent form. After two poor outings in the first two T20Is, the youngster played an unbeaten knock of 65 in the third match. He also became the first Indian batsman to register two T20I half-centuries before turning 22. The wicketkeeper-batsman’s 42-ball 65 is also the highest by an Indian wicketkeeper in T20I cricket.