Team India is currently on New Zealand tour. In New Zealand, the Indian team has played a series of three T20 matches. Now the ODI series is being played. Team India has faced defeat in the first ODI. Many questions are also arising after this defeat. Questions are being raised about the bowlers. Along with this, the big question is that why is Rishabh Pant being given a place in the team after repeated flops? In fact, Rishabh Pant did not get a chance to play even in the opening matches of the recently concluded T20 World Cup. But later he was included in the team. During that time also he proved to be a flop. Rishabh Pant was opened in T20 series against New Zealand, where he could not do anything special.
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At the same time, Rishabh Pant was definitely sent to bat at number four in the first ODI. But got out after scoring just 15 runs in 23 balls. This is the reason why questions are now being raised about Rishabh Pant. His form in ODI cricket is continuously going bad. Rishabh Pant is seen struggling on the middle ground. If you look at the last 8 innings, Rishabh Pant has scored only 86 runs and his average is less than 11. These 8 innings also include two unofficial T20 matches in Australia. Rishabh Pant scored 15 runs in the first ODI against New Zealand. At the same time, he scored 11 runs in the third T20 match and 6 runs in the second. He also scored 3 runs against England in the semi-finals. In the same match against Zimbabwe, Rishabh Pant scored only 3 runs.
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Rishabh Pant’s bat did not work in the two unofficial matches played against Western Australia before the T20 World Cup and he scored only 9-9 runs in both the matches. In the last match of the series against South Africa, his bat yielded 27 runs. Overall, Rishabh Pant is not appearing in good form in recent times. Whether it is T20 form or ODI form, Rishabh Pant’s bat has remained very silent everywhere. In such a situation, questions have started to arise that if Rishabh Pant continues to be in bad form like this, then how long will he be given a chance? Because of Rishabh Pant, wicketkeeper batsmen like Sanju Samson and Ishaan Kishan have to sit out of Team India.