Team India’s first match in the Asia Cup was against Pakistan (IND vs PAK). Rishabh Pant did not get a chance in the playing eleven of this match.
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Mumbai: Asia Cup (Asia cup) Team India’s first match against Pakistan in the tournament (IND vs PAK) was against. Rishabh Pant did not get a chance in the playing eleven of this match. There was a lot of discussion on that. Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant) was the first choice of Team India. Because he plays in all three formats ODI, Test and T20. So it was only natural that questions were asked after his exclusion. But now it seems that Rishabh Pant has been demoted in the T20 format.
What did Rahul Dravid say?
The Indian team will once again enter the field against Pakistan on September 4. Before this match, head coach Rahul Dravid explained some things. He explained that Rishabh Pant was not the first choice in T20 cricket. Apart from Pant, the Indian team has a senior wicketkeeper available in the form of Dinesh Karthik. He was part of the squad in the first two matches of the Asia Cup.
Who is the first choice?
“There is no first-choice wicketkeeper in the team. What are the conditions, the position on the field and who is the opponent? Play accordingly. The playing eleven is selected according to the match,” said Rahul Dravid.
How is the playing eleven selected?
“There is no such first-choice playing eleven for every position. It will change according to the situation, need. We felt that Dinesh Karthik was the right choice for the match against Pakistan that day,” said Rahul Dravid.
Rishabh Pant is also not supported by the numbers
Rishabh Pant has secured his place in the team in Tests and ODIs. He is the first choice. But Dinesh Karthik’s comeback in the T20 format has added to his woes. Especially in this format, Rishabh Pant does not have the numbers. In 2022, Pant has scored only 260 runs in 13 T20 Internationals. It has a half century. But the strike rate is 135.