Rishabh Pant’s wicketkeeping has been below the scanner for some time now, and he did himself no favours in India’s first Check towards England on the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. As India’s bowlers toiled arduous on a flat pitch for greater than two days, Pant missed a few possibilities, although not straightforward ones. Pant had earlier dropped a troublesome catch off Rory Burns within the second over of the sport. On Day 3, he missed a stumping off Jack Leach, with R Ashwin being the unlucky bowler.
For sure, Ashwin was left disenchanted. He ultimately completed with Three for 146 from 55.1 overs as England posted 578.
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In a current interview to Cricketnext, India’s fielding coach R Sridhar had backed Pant as a terrific bundle.
“Rishabh Pant is a superb bundle as he’s. As of now itself I am going to decide him in each crew. He is a terrific bundle from behind and in entrance of the stumps. He has an infectious and youthful vitality, and a uncooked strategy he brings is a superb bundle. Sure his wicketkeeping is a piece in progress. He retains working arduous. In Australia itself there have been many events the place he has sacrificed his batting slots to work extra on his protecting which itself is a superb signal,” he mentioned.
“He is very open to bettering his protecting, he is listening and dealing arduous. Lot of issues are going for him, he is solely younger. It’s important to reduce him some slack, as time progresses he’ll change into a greater keeper as soon as he begins getting fitter. You may positively see progress as you noticed in Brisbane.
“And thoughts you, protecting towards Ash and different spinners in India shouldn’t be going to straightforward. Neglect Rishabh Pant, you convey some other keeper aside from Wriddhiman Saha, I might prefer to see how they preserve towards Ash and Jaddu. After all Jaddu is not there initially, however even for that matter towards Kuldeep, Washington and Axar Patel. Let me see some other keeper on the earth preserve towards them.”