Rahul Versus Pant

Group India have started their groundwork for the ODI World Cup one year from now which will happen at home. This implies, the try-outs have started for every job, excepting that of chief Rohit Sharma and No.3 hitter Virat Kohli. One of the greatest subject of conversation and discussion relates to the job of the wicketkeeper. India should pick either KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant with Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan among back-ups. Furthermore, previous India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has proactively conveyed a merciless decision on the wicketkeeper’s job.

Pant has been India’s ordinary decision wicketkeeper in the midst of Rahul’s nonattendance in the arrangement. In the 12 ODIs he has played for this present year, Pant has scored 336 runs at 37.33 with 100 years and three fifties. Rahul has played only eight ODIs this year, remembering the opener against Bangladesh for Sunday, where he scored 229 runs at 32.71 with two fifties.

Addressing Sony Sports during the Mirpur opener of the Bangladesh ODI series on Sunday, Gavaskar hailed Rahul as an “all-rounder” and feels that his presence in the line-up assists India with accepting an additional bowler also.

” He has been batting for India at No.5 with Dhawan and Rohit Sharma opening the batting as a general rule and Virat Kohli at No.3. He has been batting at No.5 for quite a while. Maybe that is the spot that he is wanting to cement.

What that does is it gives India the additional choice. In the event that you have someone as a center request choice who can keep wickets then you can check taking one more bowler out. I call him an all-rounder since he can keep wickets, he can open the batting and can bat at No.5. KL Rahul is an all-rounder, all things considered. What’s more, somebody like him with the sort of involvement he has and the scope of shots he has, he is the sort of finisher you need at No.5 or 6,” he said.

Pant, in the mean time, has enjoyed some time off from the ODI series because of reasons yet to be affirmed. Yet, the adolescent will be back for the Test series.