IND vs BAN: “Our Conversations Are Never Around The Way He Is Playing” – Paras Mhambrey On Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (image: Twitter)

India National Cricket Team bowling coach Paras Mhambrey has stated that the conversations of the team management with the star wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant are never about his style of playing.

The 25-year-old Pant was included in India’s squad for the recently concluded three-match ODI series against Bangladesh. However, ahead of the first ODI, BCCI decided to release him from the squad after consultation with the medical team.

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Rishabh Pant is set to return to action in the upcoming two-match Test series against Bangladesh National Cricket Team. The first Test will commence on Wednesday, December 14, at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

Paras Mhambrey. Photo- ANI
Paras Mhambrey. Photo- ANI

At the pre-match press conference, Mhambrey said that the coaches don’t have any kind of special discussion with Pant.

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“We are not having any special discussion with Rishabh. That’s his game and we know that. Nothing changes, that’s the way he prepares for any format, white ball and he is pretty much aware about his role in the team,” he said during the pre-match press conference.

“Our conversations are never around the way he is playing as he knows what the team expects out of him,” Mhambrey, who has seen Pant from his India U-19 days, said.

The team management has spoken to him and had discussions – Paras Mhambrey

Umesh Yadav
Umesh Yadav (Image Credit: Getty)

India National Cricket Team bowling coach further said it’s unfortunate that the experienced pacer Umesh Yadav has not got many opportunities in recent times. Paras Mhambrey also said that the 35-year-old pacer will spearhead the Indian pace attack against Bangladesh.

“Umesh is a very experienced bowler. We all know what Umesh brings to the table. Unfortunately, he hasn’t got too many opportunities as we had Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj playing in England,” Mhambrey said.

“The team management has spoken to him and had discussions and we have lot of clarity as far as Umesh is concerned. The other way I look at it is that he will spearhead the attack and he has lot of experience going into the series. I am also happy how Siraj has progressed in Tests and happy that he has delivered.”

Premier pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami have been ruled out of the Bangladesh Tests due to their respective injuries and Mhambrey said that they will definitely be missed.

“Bumrah and Shami will be missed but we look at it as others getting an opportunity to play Test cricket and perform for the country,” said Mhambrey.

“We are playing Test cricket after long time, takes a little while to have that mental change. You have just come from T20 World Cup in Australia and now it is a different format.

“One good thing is lot of these guys are playing matches. Siraj (ODIs), Umesh (India A) played lot of cricket. Even Navdeep Saini has played a lot as far as A series is concerned,” Mhambrey said.

Mohammad Siraj
Mohammad Siraj ( PC – Twitter)

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