Ponting’s big claim, this star player will prove to be the X factor for Team India at the WTC

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India’s team will face Australia in the final of the World Test Championship. This match will be played at The Oval from June 7. Rishabh Pant, the India team’s goalkeeper’s star batsman, will not be able to play in this match. Pant was injured in a traffic accident earlier this year. At the same time, there is a tough fight between Ishaan Kishan and KS Bharat to take their place in the WTC final. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has made a big statement about who should play between these two players.

Ponting gave a big statement

Ricky Ponting believes that India can go to the WTC final with Ishan Kishan as the ground keeping option as he can provide the ‘X factor’ to the team. Ishan has impressed in 41 white-ball caps for India since 2021, either batting at the top of the order or holding, but is yet to make his Test debut.

They have hit the double century in ODIs

Ishaan showed he can turn a match around when he started for India in an ODI against Bangladesh last December when he struck 210 off 131 balls, hitting 10 sixes and 24 fours. Ponting believes it’s the kind of destructive performance that could make the difference between the evenly matched teams as they contest the WTC final on June 7 at The Oval.

Ponting told ICC that he would pick Ishan Kishan if you want to become world champion you have to win matches. If I were in his shoes in this match, I would have gone with Ishaan Kishan. I think he provides that little X factor that you might need to pull off a Test match win.

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I have a chance instead of Pant

In the recent home series against Australia, KS Bharath had priority for all four Tests after Rishabh Pant sustained serious injuries in a car accident in late December last year. Bharath, the 29-year-old goalkeeper, is best suited for the red ball format and his 20.20 average with the bat against Australia on difficult grounds looks comfortable, but he could still be overlooked for a WTC final in which The winner takes it all. Ponting said that obviously if Rishabh Pant was fit he would have been playing and he provides that X factor for India. But without him there, and this is not India’s fault, I think Kishan just provides a little more X-factor.

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