Indian batsmen Ishan Kishan and Dinesh Karthik impressed everyone with their brilliant play in India’s recent T20I series against South Africa. At the same time, substitute captain Rishabh Pant was only able to score 58 runs in five matches and came out the same way each time.
With the T20 World Cup set to take place in Australia in October-November, head coach Rahul Dravid described Pant as an integral part of the team in the shorter format of the game. However, due to frequent failures in this format, doubts are raised as to his participation in the T20 World team or not.
Whereas, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif, who also served as an assistant coach at Delhi Capitals, believes that Pant could be part of India’s squad for the T20 World Cup, but against England on July 7, 9 and 10 . His return to form will be crucial in the T20 series to be played at Southampton, Birmingham and Nottingham.
Kaif said on Monday: “Pant will be in the team, but the tour of England will be important for him. Pant will have to get fit as soon as possible, because there are very important months like the World Cup and everyone wants to see.” Rishabh Pant performs at his best.” Huh.”
At IPL 2022, Pant scored 340 runs at an average of 30.90 and a strike rate of 151.78. Kaif, who has played 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for India, admitted that Pant is not in great shape, but the team management has backed him up to get back on form. Pant will now be seen in action during the Edgbaston test from July 1-5.
Kaif said: “He is still learning as he is 24 years old so he has a long way to go, something Rahul Dravid said as you want a player with good skills, let him be a good player for India. Pant has done this. for India, so you have the support of the management. India’s tour of England will air on Sony Sports Network from July 1-17.