New Delhi: The BCCI announced the Indian squad of the T20 World Cup and named the favourites for the trip to Australia. It included the both the wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik along with Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, who returned from injury.
However, young cricketer Rishabh Pant could not find a place in the playing XI picked by former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan.
Rishabh Pant dropped in Asia Cup 2022
It came as a shock for the fans when Rohit Sharma, in the opening game of Asia Cup 2022, announced Dinesh Karthik as the wicketkeeper instead of Pant. However, Pant played in all other games, but it has created a doubt for his place in World Cup as well.
“It was a tough call we had to take between playing Dinesh and Rishabh, Rishabh sadly misses out,” Rohit Sharma had said after the toss.
Poor Shot Selection of Pant
In more than one instances, Pant had been seen making poor shot selection that leads to the loss of his wicket in quite an easy way. At times, when his presence is required at the field, bowlers seem to success in frustrating him and playing with his mind, forcing him to gift his wicket. It has been under question for long time.
A similar incident happened when Rishabh’s poor shot selection saw him get dismissed in the Super 4 clash against Pakistan.
Irfan Pathan Playing XI for T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel,