MSK Prasad hints Pant’s World Cup berth
Indian Cricket team chief selector MSK Prasad has stated that Rishabh Pant would seal a place in the Indian squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Rishabh Pant, the new star of Indian cricket has earned the respect of many people around the game with his impressive works with the bat as well as gloves in the recently concluded Test series against Australia in Australia.
Rishabh Pant scored a memorable unbeaten 159 runs in the fourth and final Test of the Test series in Sydney Cricket Ground. The series against Australia has given a bih answer for India’s long term search for a wicket keeper in the longest format of the game since MS Dhoni’s retirement.
Rishabh Pant is also around the limited overs team. He was the primary wicket keeper for India in their last two T20I series against Windies and Australia. He did decent jobs in both occasions. In ODI format also he is been around the team.
However Rishabh Pant hasn’t been included in the ODI squad for the ODI series against New Zealand ans Australia that will be the next two assignments of Indian team.
On talking about this, BCCI chief selector MSK Prasad has stated that Pant had been given rest for the series considering his workload and small niggles. He further stated that the young wicket keeper is in the front line list for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“There is absolutely no doubt that he is among one of those wicketkeepers (in contention for the World Cup). All the three shortlisted keepers are doing well. He is definitely part of our World Cup plans. It’s a part of the workload management we are following,” MSK Prasad told India Today.
“You have seen how many players we are resting these days. This kid has played the T20s and the four high-intensity Tests. The body also takes a wear and tear. He is having a few niggles, he needs to recover. I am sure he will come back much stronger”.