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Who will be India's wicket keeper in the World Cup?

By Ravi - June 26, 2023 - Last updated on Jun 27, 2023 04:10 PM
Who will be India's wicket keeper in the World Cup?

Who will be India's wicket keeper in the World Cup?

Regarding the wicketkeeper of Team India in the ODI World Cup, experts said that only KL Rahul will be seen doing wicketkeeping in the World Cup, as well as he will bat at number-5. If Rahul and Pant are not fit then Ishaan Kishan should be in the World Cup squad. Rahul will be in the squad Left hander Ishaan should be there as the second wicketkeeping option. Many teams have left arm off spin and right arm leg spinner. In such a situation, lefty batsman Ishaan will be the best in place of Pant.

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Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant's name comes at number one, who is still injured, who is working hard for Bapsi. If Rishabh Pant becomes fit, then he will be seen as a wicketkeeper in the World Cup.

3 Features Rishabh Pant

Runs in Every Position: If we look at Rishabh Pant's batting record, he scores runs in every situation. Pant has scored 478 runs at an average of 36.76 on home ground, while scored 303 runs at an average of 33.66 on foreign pitches.

Batting Line-Up: Pant is a left-handed batsman, while India's top-order till number-4 are all right-handers. In such a situation, the presence of Pant strengthens the batting order.

Don't Give in To Pressure: During wicketkeeping, Pant runs the game from behind the wicket. He gives advice to his bowlers. He has 26 catches and one stumping. Apart from this, when he himself is batting, he does not come under pressure even when the top order flops and continues with the attacking batting.

There are 4 players who can replace Rishabh Pant

1. KL Rahul

 KL rahul

KL Rahul has also played the 2019 ODI World Cup. Then he scored 361 runs in 9 matches at an average of 45. However, then he played as a specialist batsman. Rahul's poor form can also weaken his claim, due to his experience and batting, he can be given a place in the World Cup. Rahul has taken 32 catches behind the wicket in 54 matches for India, while also stumping two batsmen.

Strength: Rahul is capable of playing spin and pace bowling. He has the ability to play big shots. Even if the fielding does not suit him, he finds the gap.

Weekend: Rahul seems weak in terms of fitness. There is always a chance of him getting injured while batting. He is still rehabbing at the National Cricket Academy. In such a situation, his selection will also depend on fitness to a large extent.

2. Sanju Samson

sanju samson

Rajasthan's wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson is also a strong contender to get a chance in the Indian team. However, Sanju Samson has been out of the team from time to time. Sometimes because of form, sometimes because of injury. Sanju is a technically sound batsman. Knows how to play shots on both bad and good balls and also handles pressure. Bo can also replace Rishabh Pant

Strength: Know how to maintain strike rate according to ODI format. Samson bats with patience. Doesn't lose wickets easily and does full time wicketkeeping.

Weekends: No big tournament experience. There is a chance of injury. There is no consistency in Sanju's batting. In the last 10 innings, he has been able to score only two fifties.

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3. Ishaan Kishan

Ishan kishan

Ishaan Kishan is also being considered as a contender for Pant's place. Ishaan Kishan has scored a double century against Bangladesh in ODI cricket. He has been a part of the Indian team continuously for some time now. Kishan has scored 510 runs in 14 matches played so far. This includes 1 double century and 3 half-centuries. They also lack consistency. If you look at the last 10 innings, a double century and 3 half-centuries have come out of his bat, but Kishan has been dismissed for a score of 20 or less in 5 times. Talking about his performance from behind the wicket, Ishaan Kishan has taken 5 catches and made two stumpings.

Strength: Capable of playing big shots. Let's do wicketkeeping. Experience of playing ICC tournament from India in the form of T20 World Cup.

Weekend: Trouble playing spinners. Not many shots on the offside. Strikes do not rotate.

4. KS Bharath

ks bharat

Indian Test team's wicketkeeper Shrikar Bharat is also being considered as a contender in the team. Bharat has not yet made his ODI debut for the team. In January this year, KS Bharat was included in the team's squad for the tour of New Zealand in place of Sanju Samson. Bharat did not play a single match. Bharat has performed brilliantly in domestic cricket. He has 1950 runs in 64 matches. By trying him on such upcoming tours, his name can be considered in the World Cup team.

Strength: Wicket-keeping can become Bharat's strength. He has 69 catches and 13 stumpings in List A cricket.

weekend: ks bharat is yet to debut in ODI format. In such a situation, Bharat's entry directly into the World Cup team seems difficult.

What The Experts Say

kl If Rahul and Rishabh Pant are not fit, then according to experts, Kishan will get a chance. At the same time, looking at the recent selection, Samson's chances are also equal to Kishan's. The West Indies tour and then the Ireland series will be very important for both the players. On the other hand, the fourth option Bharat doesn't seem to get any chance in the ODI World Cup team.

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