India-South Africa In both the innings of the second Test match being played between (IND vs SA), Rishabh Pant’s performance was very poor with the bat. His performance in the last few Test innings has been very poor. His bat has been calm since the final match of the World Test Championship 2021. The style in which he made a comeback in Team India at the beginning of last year. Its ending has been very bad. Therefore, now in the last eleven, there is a crisis in the place of Rishabh Pant.
Pant’s bat was a flop in the last 13 innings
In both the innings of the Johannesburg Test, he lost his wicket by playing the wrong shot. In both the Test matches that he had reached on the South Africa tour, his performance was very poor according to the expectations. When he got a chance in the year 2020, he took the right advantage of it and the team confirmed its place. After this, he proved himself in every match and continues to be not only in the team but also in the playing XI.
Rishabh Pant’s performance on foreign soil continues to decline after a spectacular victory in the Gabba Test. After this test so far he has played 13 test innings. In these 13 Test innings, batting at a very poor average of 19.23, he has scored only 250 runs. In this innings, only one half-century has come from his bat. At the same time, the batting strike rate of the wicketkeeper has been only 51.86.
If you do not take advantage of the opportunity then you can wash your hands from playing 11
This performance of the Indian wicketkeeper clearly shows that he is constantly flopping. So far in South Africa, he has got a chance to bat in a total of 4 innings. But, he has scored only 61 runs in all four innings. His innings have been very disappointing. In such a situation, the same question is being raised again and again whether he can be dropped in the playing XI of the next match. However, the way Rishabh Pant is flopping again and again with the bat, it can be said that the management can think of dropping him.
But, from the perspective of excellent wicketkeeping, it can also give him a chance to prove himself as a batsman. Because Ajinkya Rahane and Pujara can also be given such opportunities from the last several innings. But, if the young wicketkeeper keeps on missing the opportunity again and again, then the day is not far when he may have to lose the last eleven. So now Pant has to prove himself. Along with this, the continuously falling batting average will also have to be improved.