Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was on June 12 introduced in as cowl for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s World Cup squad.
Pant, whose omission from the unique squad grew to become a subject of heated debates given his stupendous kind prior to now one yr, will attain Nottingham on June 12.
His arrival might be a day earlier than India’s recreation towards New Zealand and he received’t be thought-about a alternative until the time the crew administration takes a ultimate name on Dhawan’s availability for the remainder of the match.
“Rishabh Pant is being flown in from India as cowl on the request of the crew administration,” a senior BCCI official presently in England advised PTI.
The 21-year-old is among the most fun gamers to have emerged in Indian cricket. He impressed with Take a look at lots of throughout the excursions of England and Australia earlier and was in high-quality kind throughout the IPL final month.
A number of former gamers resembling Sunil Gavaskar advocated for his inclusion within the squad if Dhawan fails to recuperate shortly sufficient for India. Dhawan has been dominated out of three matches on account of a hairline fracture on his left thumb which he sustained throughout his match-winning hundred within the conflict towards Australia on June 9 .
“Dhawan is presently beneath the commentary of the BCCI medical crew. The crew administration has determined that Dhawan will proceed to be in England and his progress might be monitored,” the Indian crew mentioned in a press release on Wednesday evening. “Dhawan sustained an harm on the again of his left hand within the area between the index finger and thumb…,” it added.