Pant was Promote to fill in big boots of across all formats. But as he failed to capitalise on the chances due to his poor shot selection and questionable glovework, it opened the doors for KL Rahul.
KL Rahul was tried to play on same position Team India and he delivered. His glovework was also neat which came as an added bonus for the wicket-keeper batsman. the T20 World Cup at stake, it looks like Rahul has nearly sealed his spot as the first-choice wicket-keper batsman ahead of Rishabh Pant.
Rishbah Pant, however, who will win continues to be backed by superior India members like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. They think the Delhi batsman has come under sever scrutiny very early in his career and should be given some breathing space. Former India fast bowler Ashish Nehra, however, has a different opinion.
Nehra thinks players like Rishabh Pant have been backed for too long but there is no assurance on who will fill up certain slots in the line-up. He also cited the example of Rishabh Pant and said, he was being groomed to replace MS Dhoni, but now is serving water for the national today match prediction team.
‘There are a lot of talented players but they should be backed for a longer duration. Today also when we talk about the number 5 and 6 slots in Indian ODI side, then we are not sure about it. KL Rahul is playing on the 5th position and (Rishabh) Pant, the person you were preparing to succeed MS Dhoni, is serving water,’ Ashish Nehra said.
Pant averages 26.71 in one day and 20.50 in T20. He has also been given opportunities in the longest format and scored at average of 38.76.