ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant to hitch Indian squad as cowl for injured Shikhar Dhawan

Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will probably be becoming a member of the Indian group as cowl for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in England as they put together for his or her subsequent match in opposition to New Zealand on Thursday.

File picture of Rishabh Pant. AP

Pant will probably be reaching England on Wednesday after getting clearance from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday evening.

Pant, whose omission from the unique squad grew to become a subject of heated debates given his stupendous type up to now 12 months, will attain on Wednesday.

The Indian group administration will probably be monitoring Dhawan’s restoration and in the event that they really feel it’s not going in line with plan, then the BCCI will formally request the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a substitute.

Pant in the meantime, will be part of the group and begin coaching immediately. He must be prepared in time to come back into the Indian enjoying XI if wanted for the sport in opposition to New Zealand.

His arrival will probably be a day earlier than India’s recreation in opposition to New Zealand and he will not be thought of a substitute until the time the group administration takes a last name on Dhawan’s availability for the remainder of the match.

“Rishabh Pant is being flown in from India as cover at the request of the team management,” a senior BCCI official at present in England informed PTI.

The 21-year-old is among the most fun gamers to have emerged in Indian cricket. He impressed with Test a whole bunch through the excursions of England and Australia earlier and was in wonderful type through the IPL final month.

Several former gamers similar to Sunil Gavaskar advocated for his inclusion within the squad if Dhawan fails to recuperate shortly sufficient for India. Dhawan has been dominated out of three matches as a consequence of a hairline fracture on his left thumb which he sustained throughout his match-winning hundred within the conflict in opposition to Australia on Sunday.

“Dhawan is presently under the observation of the BCCI medical team. The team management has decided that Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored,” the Indian group stated in a press release on Wednesday evening.

“Dhawan sustained an injury on the back of his left hand in the region between the index finger and thumb,” it added

With inputs from PTI.


Published Date: June 12, 2019

| Updated Date: June 12, 2019


Updated Date: Jun 12, 2019 12:50:34 IST


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