Mumbai: Former batsman VVS Laxman believes that Rishabh Pant (Rishabh Pant) can become the winner of the match for India in T20 format and with the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind, he should have more chances. The 23-year-old wicket-keeper batsman has been selected to the Indian squad for the next five T20 internationals against England.
The pants showed great form in test matches
He was not included in the limited overs squad on the Australian tour. Rishabh Pant showed great form in the tryouts and played a key role in India’s series victory over Australia. He played a century against England in the fourth test match at Ahmedabad. VVS Laxman said in Star Sports’ game plan: “ We have seen him play games under pressure from the Delhi capitals. Being a left handed batsman, he gives the option, where once he walks, the opposing captain can get into trouble.
The pants scored 101 out of 118 balls in the fourth test match
Laxman said: “ I think it’s a really good decision to include it and I hope they don’t rate it with one or two innings because if you keep the World Cup in mind , she should have more opportunities. Once he gets that protection, we know he can win the game on his own. Pant scored 101 out of 118 balls in the fourth Test match against England. Other than that, he scored 97 in Sydney and 89 not in Brisbane. India will face England in a five-game T20 series starting March 12.
The pants can also play the role of finisher
Laxman, who has made 134 tryouts for India, believes that together with Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, Pant can also play the role of “finisher” in the squad. He said: “In such a situation, the role of the finishers in the Indian team will be strong, because for a year and a half we have been very dependent on Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja.” Laxman said, “But if there is a batsman in the Indian batting lineup who can play his shots on the first ball, then he’s Pandya.” The pants have not only shown their form in the test matches but also the maturity with which I beat, I think they will be a match winner.