I’m not convinced that Rishabh Pant should be ranked fifth in T20Is: Wasim Jaffer. Rishabh Pant scored 14 points off 12 balls in the match against Pakistan.
Rishabh Pant’s poor form in T20Is continues, as the southpaw dismiss after a poor shot in Shadab Khan’s over. In a make-or-break situation, the 24-year-old dismiss after scoring 14 runs off 12 deliveries.
Following his dismissal, Indian captain Rohit Sharma seen yelling at him in the locker room. Fans on social media were also enraged by his performance. Given the circumstances, it was an excellent opportunity for the youngster to capitalize and re-establish himself as a premier T20 batter.
T20Is rank: Rishabh Pant had previously been dropped from the team, and Dinesh Karthik was given a chance to play.
The 37-year-old did not get enough time in the middle. With Ravindra Jadeja’s injury, the plans had to change, and Pant was introduced in the middle order to fill the void left by the absence of a left-handed batter in the middle order. Pant, on the other hand, failed to impress in his two Asia Cup matches.
Former India international Wasim Jaffer believes Pant should bat at the top of the order in T20Is and is not convince that he should bat at number five. He believes he can beat the opponent on the powerplay, but he falls short at number five.
“Team India must now consider whether Rishabh Pant deserves that spot or not!” I’d like to see Rishabh bat higher in the order. In T20Is, I believe that is the best position for him to bat. In ODIs and Tests, he can play aggressive shots from the start, but he won’t get that chance in T20Is unless he bats in the powerplay. He’ll score a lot of runs if he gets the runs on the powerplay. However, when batting at number five and the field is wide open, hitting sixes right away is difficult. That’s why I’m not convince that the number five spot in T20Is is ideal for him. ” Said Wasim Jaffer of BatBricks7.
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Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Nawaz effectively ended India’s chances.
In the post-match press conference, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said he was pleased with the 181 on board, but it wasn’t enough against Pakistan on Sunday. The early wickets of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman gave India a lot of hope, but it quickly turned into a nightmare when Pakistan sent Mohammad Nawaz to bat at number four.
Given free rein to hit the ball from the start, Nawaz hit 42 off 20 deliveries to take the game away from India. The bowlers did pull things back, but Mohammad Rizwan hit 71 off 51 deliveries to help the Men in Green settle the score against India in this year’s Asia Cup. As things stand, India will need to win their final two games to qualify for the Asia Cup finals.
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