Rishabh Pant, the wicketkeeper of the Indian cricket team, is now seen in huge trouble in the ODI format after the T20 format. His bat remained silent in Auckland ODI.
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1st ODI against New Zealand in Auckland Rishabh Pant Do not go Once again Pant ended on a very low score. Pant could score only 15 runs in 23 balls. The manner of Rishabh Pant’s dismissal was very unfortunate. Pant, who was set on the wicket, was bowled. On the ball of Lockie Ferguson, his own bat became Pant’s enemy. Actually Pant tried to defend Ferguson’s ball but the ball took the inner edge of his bat and went on the wickets.
Pant had also hit two fours in his innings and he looked set at the crease but his modest start could not be converted into a big score. Let us tell you that Pant has been running in bad form for a long time. Due to poor performance in T20 format, his place is in danger, while in ODI format also poor form is now visible. Auckland’s wicket was good for batting but Pant could not capitalize on this opportunity.
The road ahead is not easy for Pant
Rishabh Pant may be the first choice as wicketkeeper but players like Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson are ready to take his place. Samson has also done well in ODI cricket as a finisher. The ODI average of this right-handed batsman is more than 70. It is clear that if Samson continues to perform like this, Team India Management will not give Pant a chance.
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What did the other batsmen do in Auckland?
The Indian team got off to a good start after being invited to bat first in Auckland. Captain Dhawan and Shubman Gill Made a century partnership. 124 runs were added between the two. Gill played important innings of 50 and Dhawan 72 runs. Although Suryakumar Yadav could not do well, he got out after scoring just 4 runs. Till the time of writing the news, Shreyas Iyer had also scored a half-century.