Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant is in line for a return in the limited-overs side of the Indian team after his consistent performances since the Australia tour. Pant scored a couple of nineties in Australia and followed it up with impactful fifties ve England at home. He impressed one and all with his keeping skills as well in the second Test which India won by 317 runs against England. Meanwhile, as per TOI, Pant is likely to make a comeback into the Indian ODI and T20I team for England’s limited-overs leg.
KL Rahul Keeps Despite Rishabh Pant’s Return
KL Rahul will do the keeper’s gloves even if Rishabh Pant makes a comeback to the side. He scored 274 runs in the Australia tour and ended as India’s top-scorer in the Test series. Rishabh hasn’t played a white-ball game since January 2020. The youngster has been dropped from the white-ball squads at least thrice since his first call-up in 2017.
Suryakumar Yadav in Fray For T20Is
The report also said that Suryakumar Yadav is in fray for the T20I series against England. Ahmedabad will host the five T20Is after the final two Tets of the seris. Suryakumar has been a consistent performer in IPL and was also recalled into the India A team last year – for the New Zealand tour. With 480 runs in IPL 2020, he came close to selection for the Australia tour but missed out.
Ahead of that, India and England will play two more Tests with the third Test starting from February 24. Both teams have a week to prepare themselves for the penultimate test.
Meanwhile, India will have to win at least one more game out of the remaining two matches in the ongoing Test series to become the second team after New Zealand to qualify for the World Test Championship final. The final of the showpiece event will be played at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground later this year.