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Dinesh Karthik Feels Rishabh Pant Should Be Groomed as an Opener in T20Is

Rishabh Pant has been a formidable performer for the Indian Test Side for quite some time now. Pant’s ability to orchestrate carnage in longer formats has brought a sense of resurgence in the Indian batting line-up. Although Pant had a successful Test and One-day campaign this year, the southpaw has failed to metamorphose in the shortest format.

In the recently concluded T20 World Cup, Pant was brought into the Indian line-up during the latter stage of Super 12s as he replaced Dinesh Karthik, who took the role of the finisher. In his initial encounter against Zimbabwe.

Pant only managed to score 3(5) before throwing his wicket away at a crucial stage. Similarly, Pant also had an unspectacular semi-final against England. The aggressive batter has been coming in and out of the lineup since he hasn’t established a consistent batting position.

Following his fiasco in the middle order, the Indian wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik, suggests Pant should take up the opening role as that is his comfort zone and he can express himself more freely in that slot.

Dinesh Karthik, on the other hand, also had a negligible run at the T20 World Cup. The right-hander could not execute his pyrotechnics in the death overs and was benched just before the knockouts. Karthik only managed to bag 14 runs in 3 innings with an unremarkable strike rate of 63.3.

Rishabh Pant Can Go Gung-Ho in the Powerplay: Dinesh Karthik

Karthik feels Pant can maximize the powerplay and can set the tempo early on.

While speaking to Cricbuzz Karthik said, ” We know one thing for sure, Rishabh Pant’s ability to play shots. And when the field is up, he can go gung-ho in the powerplay so we can give him the opportunity to open. Interestingly, stats also reflect that his strike rate is highest when he opens. He likes the field up, he likes to take on bowlers and put them under pressure.”

Furthermore, the 37-year-old believes Pant might face troubles occasionally or there might be some days where he doesn’t score, but Pant can be outstanding to witness when he’s in full rhythm. According to him, When it comes to stroke play, Pant is unrivaled and has perplexed many high-level international bowlers.

“I think Rishabh Pant has sealed his spot in Test cricket and to a large extent in ODI cricket as well. In T20s, he bats in a different position for his franchise and comes in a different spot in the Indian team and they are trying to figure out where to fit him,” he further added.

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Currently, India’s middle order already consists of three right-handers, namely Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya. More interestingly, the top-five Indian batters are right-handers. The inclusion of Pant in the current Indian line-up, more preferably the opening slot, would make this department a little more versatile.

Pant is currently in New Zealand for the white ball series against the home team. Moreover, the 25-year-old has also been assigned as the vice-captain for the tour.

Rishabh Pant has been a formidable performer for the Indian Test Side for quite some time now. Pant’s ability to orchestrate carnage in longer formats has brought a sense of resurgence in the Indian batting line-up. Although Pant had a successful Test and One-day campaign this year, the southpaw has failed to metamorphose in the shortest format.

In the recently concluded T20 World Cup, Pant was brought into the Indian line-up during the latter stage of Super 12s as he replaced Dinesh Karthik, who took the role of the finisher. In his initial encounter against Zimbabwe.

Pant only managed to score 3(5) before throwing his wicket away at a crucial stage. Similarly, Pant also had an unspectacular semi-final against England. The aggressive batter has been coming in and out of the lineup since he hasn’t established a consistent batting position.

Following his fiasco in the middle order, the Indian wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik, suggests Pant should take up the opening role as that is his comfort zone and he can express himself more freely in that slot.

Dinesh Karthik, on the other hand, also had a negligible run at the T20 World Cup. The right-hander could not execute his pyrotechnics in the death overs and was benched just before the knockouts. Karthik only managed to bag 14 runs in 3 innings with an unremarkable strike rate of 63.3.

Rishabh Pant Can Go Gung-Ho in the Powerplay: Dinesh Karthik

Karthik feels Pant can maximize the powerplay and can set the tempo early on.

While speaking to Cricbuzz Karthik said, ” We know one thing for sure, Rishabh Pant’s ability to play shots. And when the field is up, he can go gung-ho in the powerplay so we can give him the opportunity to open. Interestingly, stats also reflect that his strike rate is highest when he opens. He likes the field up, he likes to take on bowlers and put them under pressure.”

Furthermore, the 37-year-old believes Pant might face troubles occasionally or there might be some days where he doesn’t score, but Pant can be outstanding to witness when he’s in full rhythm. According to him, When it comes to stroke play, Pant is unrivaled and has perplexed many high-level international bowlers.

“I think Rishabh Pant has sealed his spot in Test cricket and to a large extent in ODI cricket as well. In T20s, he bats in a different position for his franchise and comes in a different spot in the Indian team and they are trying to figure out where to fit him,” he further added.

Currently, India’s middle order already consists of three right-handers, namely Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya. More interestingly, the top-five Indian batters are right-handers. The inclusion of Pant in the current Indian line-up, more preferably the opening slot, would make this department a little more versatile.

Pant is currently in New Zealand for the white ball series against the home team. Moreover, the 25-year-old has also been assigned as the vice-captain for the tour.

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Rishabh Pant has been a formidable performer for the Indian Test Side for quite some time now. Pant’s ability to orchestrate carnage in longer formats has brought a sense of resurgence in the Indian batting line-up. Although Pant had a successful Test and One-day campaign this year, the southpaw has failed to metamorphose in the shortest format.

In the recently concluded T20 World Cup, Pant was brought into the Indian line-up during the latter stage of Super 12s as he replaced Dinesh Karthik, who took the role of the finisher. In his initial encounter against Zimbabwe.

Pant only managed to score 3(5) before throwing his wicket away at a crucial stage. Similarly, Pant also had an unspectacular semi-final against England. The aggressive batter has been coming in and out of the lineup since he hasn’t established a consistent batting position.

Following his fiasco in the middle order, the Indian wicket-keeper batter Dinesh Karthik, suggests Pant should take up the opening role as that is his comfort zone and he can express himself more freely in that slot.

Dinesh Karthik, on the other hand, also had a negligible run at the T20 World Cup. The right-hander could not execute his pyrotechnics in the death overs and was benched just before the knockouts. Karthik only managed to bag 14 runs in 3 innings with an unremarkable strike rate of 63.3.

Rishabh Pant Can Go Gung-Ho in the Powerplay: Dinesh Karthik

Karthik feels Pant can maximize the powerplay and can set the tempo early on.

While speaking to Cricbuzz Karthik said, ” We know one thing for sure, Rishabh Pant’s ability to play shots. And when the field is up, he can go gung-ho in the powerplay so we can give him the opportunity to open. Interestingly, stats also reflect that his strike rate is highest when he opens. He likes the field up, he likes to take on bowlers and put them under pressure.”

Furthermore, the 37-year-old believes Pant might face troubles occasionally or there might be some days where he doesn’t score, but Pant can be outstanding to witness when he’s in full rhythm. According to him, When it comes to stroke play, Pant is unrivaled and has perplexed many high-level international bowlers.

“I think Rishabh Pant has sealed his spot in Test cricket and to a large extent in ODI cricket as well. In T20s, he bats in a different position for his franchise and comes in a different spot in the Indian team and they are trying to figure out where to fit him,” he further added.

Currently, India’s middle order already consists of three right-handers, namely Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya. More interestingly, the top-five Indian batters are right-handers. The inclusion of Pant in the current Indian line-up, more preferably the opening slot, would make this department a little more versatile.

Pant is currently in New Zealand for the white ball series against the home team. Moreover, the 25-year-old has also been assigned as the vice-captain for the tour.

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