"Don't see him in India's best T20I XI"- Ex-Indian cricketer slams Rishabh Pant for throwing away opportunities in white-ball cricket
However, it has also affected the consistency of a few players. The young wicket-keeper batsman, Rishabh Pant, is looking a bit rusty at the moment. He had an average IPL season and failed miserably in the recent home series against South Africa.
Former Test opener Aakash Chopra reckons that there is a big question mark for the place of Pant in the T20I team. The DC skipper scored only 340 runs in the 14 matches he played in the IPL. He could only manage 58 runs in four innings against South Africa.
With the arrival of Dinesh Karthik and the form Ishan Kishan has shown in the series, it has become a tricky situation for the 24-year-old. It will be a tough call whether to select Pant in the XI for the T20 World Cup when you have two other guys performing.
Aakash has shared his views on this and has highlighted Pant's struggles in T20 cricket. In a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, the cricketer turned commentator said that he is not sure if Pant will make it to the T20I XI. He highlighted that the 24-year-old plays in the top-order in the IPL, but in the Indian team it will not be ideal for him.
Aakash added, "We've seen that he has thrown away a lot of opportunities. He's cracked the Test code but is still figuring out how to go about in limited-overs cricket."
The wicket-keeper batsman is currently with the Indian test side for the rescheduled match from last year that will start on June 1. India is leading the series 2-1. But it will be a totally different match with both teams having new captains and coaches. Ben Stokes will lead the English team under the coaching of Brendon McCullum.
Rohit Sharma will lead the team with Rahul Dravid as the head coach. Speaking of both teams, Aakash said that the English side is 100 percent better than the team India played last time. He highlighted that their bowling has been performing well, so that is not the issue.
However, Aakash added that the problem with them last time was their batting, but now their batting is looking way stronger than last year.