Captain Rishabh Pant’s poor performance against South Africa continues. In the match played in Rajkot on Friday, Pant returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs. Pant was caught by Keshav Maharaj at the hands of Dwayne Pretorius. Pant wanted to play a slap shot on the ball thrown far outside the off-stump, but the timing of the shot was not correct. The special thing is that if Pant had left the ball, it would have gone wide.
How long until a similar mistake…
In all the four matches against South Africa, the manner of dismissal of Rishabh Pant has been the same. In all four matches, South African bowlers bowled him far outside the off-stump, on which he lost his wickets. In the first three matches, Pant was caught in the cover region, while in the Rajkot T20 match, he was caught at short third man.
Pant’s shot selection is always under question. Even before the T20 series against South Africa, he has been dismissed on several occasions after playing poor shots. Even in the 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rishabh Pant was seen losing his wicket after playing bad shots on several occasions.
Shot selection will have to be improved
Pant will have to improve shot selection in the coming matches, otherwise, he may also be dropped from the playing XI of the T20 team. Anyway, Dinesh Karthik is running in excellent form, due to which he has become one of the possible contenders for the T20 World Cup.
In the current T20 series against South Africa, Rishabh Pant has scored just 57 runs in 4 innings. During this, Pant has an average of 14.25 and a strike rate of 105.55. The reason for this poor form of Rishabh Pant may also be captaincy, whose pressure is probably visible on his batting.