Rishabh Pant is ready to make his ODI debut in the first of the five-game series against the West Indies. Pant was named in the XII which had six batters, Ravindra Jadeja as all-terrain, and five bowlers. The series begins in Guwahati on Sunday.
This has been a remarkable change for the year of Pant, as it seemed, in the run up to the England tour, that it was far from becoming an international race before the World Cup. in 2019. Having played international T20 matches at the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka, he stayed out of the limited ranks in favor of MS Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik.
Pant was not even originally part of India A first class side in the shadow tour of England, which was used for selection suggestions. It was later learned that regular test player Wriddhiman Saha had not recovered from his injury in time, and India quickly placed Pant on the unofficial side of the Tests, and named him in the test squad as a backup to Karthik. Halfway through the series, Karthik was shot down, and Pant, although it was still a work in progress as a bearer of luck, seized his opportunity with a hundred in The Oval, the first by an Indian porter in England, Australia, South Africa or New Zealand. . He followed with a pair of 92s of attack in the Tests against the West Indies.
The big gloves will remain in MS Dhoni. Karthik is the man who opens the way to Pant again. India hopes that Pant can address some of its mid-level problems.
Captain Virat Kohli also returned to the side, which meant that KL Rahul was again out. In the absence of the injured Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja was entrusted with the job.
India : 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt.), 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 MS Dhoni (week), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Kuldeep Yadav, 9 Yuzvendra Chahal, 10 Umesh Yadav, 11 Mohammed Shami / Khaleel Ahmed