IND VS WI LIVE: The Indian team under the leadership of new captain, Rohit Sharma has completely dominated the visitors. After sealing the ODI series, they have also won the T20 series with a convincing victory on Friday. The last T20 would happen on Sunday and West Indies would want to avoid a clean sweep.
In the second T20, Rishabh Pant scored a magnificent 52 off just 28 deliveries. His accelerated innings towards the end enabled India to post a fighting total of 186 onboard. As a result, he has also adjudged the player of the match. Former skipper, Virat Kohli also played a brilliant knock of 52 runs before being dismissed.
All the players put up a collective effort to contribute to the team’s victory. However, there were 02 emerging new talents whom we cannot ignore. Their performances have been outstanding consistently in the T20 games.
In a recent press conference, vice-captain, Rishabh Pant has strongly backed both of the individuals. They are non-other than the debutants, Ravi Bishnoi and Venkatesh Iyer.
IND VS WI LIVE: Rishabh Pant oversees a successful career for Ravi Bishnoi
Speaking of Ravi Bishnoi, Rishabh Pant mentioned him to be a young and budding talent. He likes to play his natural game and does not try too many things. He sticks to his basics, hitting the right areas, which forces the batsman to commit an error.
Rishabh Pant also goes on to say that Ravi would be provided all the confidence to carry out his duties as a successful bowler. He mentioned that although the players tell him to execute certain plans, he knows what is best as a bowler to perform.
This is what Rishabh spoke in favor of Ravi Bishnoi:
“I think for a newcomer in the team it’s all about giving him confidence. We can tell him our plans but as a bowler how he feels is more important. Specially for a youngster, if we give him confidence and let him play his natural game yields more benefit,”
IND VS WI LIVE: Rishabh Pant believes Venkatesh is already a mature cricketer
It is not a very common occurrence to see maturity filled within a newcomer. We have seen debutants commit mistakes and are unable to perform well under pressure. However, it is exactly the opposite in the case of the all-rounder, Venkatesh Iyer.
Venkatesh has already had a successful stint in the IPL. Rishabh believes that the experience of playing in those conditions has clearly enhanced his performances in the ongoing series against the Windies. He also said that Venkatesh has shown tremendous improvement in the past couple of years and can adapt himself to any batting order.
For Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant said:
“I think he is a mature cricketer because he used to play down the order for Madhya Pradesh team. In the IPL he is opening but we can’t be thinking too much. We are just focusing on giving chances to everyone wherever we see them fit for the team. As Indian team, we are trying to take it forward from here.”
Venkatesh Iyer and Ravi Bishnoi shine in the T20 series
IND VS WI LIVE: It has been a successful series for Ravi Bishnoi and Venkatesh Iyer so far. Both have shown tremendous grit and determination on the field with their performances. Ravi has been quite economical in the 02 T20Is. He has bagged 03 wickets in both matches with economy rates of 4.2 and 7.5 respectively.
Venkatesh Iyer is raising the team’s run rate tremendously with some power hitting at number 04. He has scored 24 off 13 balls in the first T20 while he shared a crucial partnership with Rishabh Pant in the second T20I. Iyer amassed a quick 33 off just 18 deliveries to take India past the 180 run mark. These performances enabled India to defeat the visitors by 08 runs.