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Group India is up in opposition to Hong Kong of their second match of the 2022 Asia Cup marketing campaign on the Dubai Worldwide Stadium. India misplaced the toss and have been requested to bat first after the bowlers dominated the primary match in opposition to Pakistan. To everybody’s shock, wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant changed the final match’s hero Hardik Pandya within the enjoying eleven.
Dinesh Karthik had donned the wicketkeeping gloves within the first match in opposition to Pakistan and was spectacular with three catches. Karthik did not get an opportunity to make any impression with the bat however stored his place within the second match as properly. Pant is prone to take the gloves from Karthik in opposition to Hong Kong and former Indian cricketer Deep Dasgupta additionally agrees with the administration’s choice. He mentioned that Pant is a particularly good keeper and can don the gloves forward of Karthik on BatBricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti present on CricTracker.
“Rishabh’s enchancment in preserving has been phenomenal for final two years. At this level, he’s technically little unorthodox however is extraordinarily, extraordinarily good now. He’s pretty much as good as any keeper on this planet proper now,” Deep Dasgupta mentioned on Pant’s inclusion within the beginning eleven in opposition to Hong Kong.
Deep Dasgupta compares Rishabh Pant with MS Dhoni
The 24-year-old left-handed batter has already settled as India’s first alternative wicketkeeping choice in all codecs. He has already scored over 2000 runs in Take a look at cricket with a formidable 40-plus common and has been wonderful within the ODI format as properly. However regardless of enjoying 54 matches within the shortest format, he has struggled to make a huge impact. He maintains a under 130 strike fee in T20I format which led India to think about Karthik and Sanju Samson within the latest video games.
However he’s a settled option to succeed former long-term wicketkeeper MS Dhoni for years to return. Followers and former cricketers all the time examine Pant’s expertise behind the stumps with the previous captain and Deep additionally identified similarities between two keepers.
“Like MS Dhoni, who was not orthodox together with his expertise however was the very best keeper, and Rishabh can be on the identical steps to grow to be the very best,” Dasgupta added.