Rishabh Pant did not get a chance to play even in the opening matches of the recently concluded T20 World Cup. But later he was admitted to the team. During that time he also proved to be a flop. Rishabh Pant was opened in the T20 series against New Zealand where he couldn’t do anything special.
Team India is currently on New Zealand tour. In New Zealand, the Indian team has played a series of three T20 matches. Now the ODI series is being played. Team India has faced defeat in the first ODI. Many questions also arise after this defeat. Questions are asked of the bowlers. Along with this, the big question is why Rishabh Pant gets a place in the team after repeated flops? In fact, Rishabh Pant did not get a chance to play even in the opening matches of the recently concluded T20 World Cup. But later he was admitted to the team. During that time he also proved to be a flop. Rishabh Pant was opened in the T20 series against New Zealand where he couldn’t do anything special.
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At the same time, Rishabh Pant was definitively sent to bat at number four in the first ODI. But got out after scoring just 15 runs in 23 balls. This is why questions are now being raised about Rishabh Pant. His form in ODI cricket is constantly getting poor. Rishabh Pant is seen struggling in the mid-wicket. If you look at the last 8 innings, Rishabh Pant has scored only 86 runs and his average is less than 11. These 8 innings also include two unofficial T20 matches in Australia. Rishabh Pant scored 15 runs in the first ODI against New Zealand. At the same time, he scored 11 runs in the third T20 match and 6 runs in the second. He also scored 3 runs against England in the semi-final. In the same match against Zimbabwe, Rishabh Pant scored only 3 runs.
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Rishabh Pant’s bat did not work in the two unofficial matches played against Western Australia before the T20 World Cup and he scored just 9-9 runs in both matches. In the last match of the series against South Africa, his bat yielded 27 runs. Overall, Rishabh Pant is not performing in good form in recent times. Be it T20 form or ODI form, Rishabh Pant’s bat has been very silent everywhere. In such a situation, questions have started to arise that if Rishabh Pant continues to be in bad form like this, how long will he get a chance? Due to Rishabh Pant, wicketkeeper batsmen like Sanju Samson and Ishaan Kishan have to sit out from Team India.