Left-handed wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is no longer interested in any identity. Pant has now become an important member of the team in all formats. He has the ability to tear apart any bowling attack when he has his day. Recently, in the second match of the ODI series played against West Indies, Rishabh Pant was seen opening the Indian innings along with captain Rohit Sharma. After which this question is going on in everyone’s mind that, is Pant really going to get this role in future? Now the team’s batting coach Vikram Rathour has given a big statement regarding this.
Will Rishabh Pant be allowed to open the innings?
Before the T20 series between India and West Indies (IND vs WI) starting at the Eden Gardens from Wednesday, Team India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour answered many questions asked by the media. During this, a question was also asked to him that, can the team management get Pant to open the innings in the future? Responding to this, he said,
This is a long way ahead. I don’t know whether I will be with the team after 2023. As far as Rishabh Pant is concerned, he can bat above. It will depend on the requirement of the team. But we can field him in the lower middle order because we don’t have good batsmen there.
There will be great hope from middle order batsmen in T20 series
Before winning the ODI series against West Indies, Team India had to face an embarrassing 3-0 defeat in the ODI series played on the tour of South Africa. During this entire series, the problem of the middle order of Team India had once again emerged. But against the West Indies, the young batsmen have once again fulfilled their responsibility properly. Talking about it Vikram Rathod said,
I think the middle order’s performance in T20s and ODIs was never a cause for concern. The wicket was tricky in Ahmedabad, but after the loss of early wickets, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant batted well in the middle order.