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How is Rishabh Pant not in India’s World Cup squad - Michael Vaughan

The Indian selectors preferred Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant as the secondary wicket-keeper in India’s World Cup squad.

cricket Updated: May 09, 2019 10:01 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Delhi Capitals cricketer Rishabh Pant looks on
Delhi Capitals cricketer Rishabh Pant looks on (AFP)
         

Former England captain Michael Vaughan, who has always been a vocal supporter of young Rishabh Pant, found his voice once again after the southpaw played a stunning innings to lead Delhi Capitals to a win over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Taking to Twitter, Michael Vaughan wrote: “How is @RishabPant777 not in the World Cup squad ...... Pretty sure #India still have time to change ........ !!!!!

 

The Indian selectors preferred Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant as the secondary wicket-keeper in India’s World Cup squad, a decision which has attracted mixed response from the cricketing fraternity. While Karthik did not have a very good season with Kolkata Knight Riders, Rishabh Pant has been in fine form for Delhi Capitals.

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Rishabh Pant smashed 49 off 21 balls as Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League 2019 in Vizag. His innings was packed with five sixes and two boundaries and was the difference between the two sides.

“If you are set, you have to finish it for your team. Next time, I will try to finish it for my team as I got very close tonight. I just try to be positive. In T20s, you have to have a big over. We practice every day with the same set of bowlers and we see the ball and not the bowler. Today, I didn’t try to hit it too hard and focused on timing,” Pant said after the match.

First Published: May 09, 2019 09:58 IST

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