Stories: Rishabh Pant set to take the flight to England to interchange Shikhar Dhawan


The administration feels that Shikhar Dhawan’s harm is dangerous sufficient for a alternative.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photograph by Albert Perez/Getty Photographs)

Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian left-handed batsman, has been all however dominated out of the World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Throughout India’s match towards Australia on the Kennington Oval in London, the southpaw copped a blow on his thumb off a bouncer from quick bowler Pat Cummins. Nonetheless, he stored on batting and scored a masterful century to take his staff to a formidable 352 in 50 overs.

Dhawan didn’t come to the sector and Ravindra Jadeja acted because the substitute for the whole Australian innings. After the 33-year-old Shikhar’s harm, the staff administration has requested Rishabh Pant to fly to England as a backup. It has additionally been realized that the 21-year-old Pant is about to be Dhawan’s alternative offered the latter will get dominated out of the whole match.

“He’s nearly as good as dominated out. It’s an enormous blow. As soon as all the small print on Dhawan’s harm are out, the staff administration will put out an official request for a alternative. And that alternative goes to be Pant. The harm is dangerous sufficient to ask for a alternative,” a supply aware of the event was quoted as saying in The Occasions of India (TOI).

Shikhar Dhawan- A giant omission for Staff India

So far as Dhawan is worried, the preliminary experiences on his harm confirmed a fracture. The staff administration is predicted to get an intensive report at round 2 PM UK time (round 6:30 PM IST). Dhawan didn’t have a good time within the warm-ups and thereafter additionally flattered to deceive versus South Africa. The ton towards the Aussies would’ve given him an entire lot of confidence.

For Pant, he was in rivalry early to discover a spot because the backup keeper to MS Dhoni. Nonetheless, Dinesh Karthik pipped him within the eventual 15-man squad. The Uttarakhand-born keeper has performed 5 ODIs to this point wherein he has scored solely 93 runs at a mean of 23.25 with a strike-rate of 130.98.

After Pant was neglected initially, many reckoned that his omission was a fallacious transfer. Even after the World Cup snub, Rishabh didn’t surrender and he racked up a truckload of runs within the 2019 version of the IPL. The Younger Turk will now want to profit from the chance if Dhawan’s journey involves an finish.