Wicket-keeper batsman Pant has scored only 57 runs in the last four matches and in this case his average has also been 14.25. Even in IPL 2022, he did not score a single half-century for Delhi Capitals.
After losing the first two matches of the five-match T20I series against South Africa, Team India, led by Rishabh Pant, won the next two matches to level the series 2-2. The fifth and deciding match between the two teams will now be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday. Captain Pant’s performance in the last four matches of the series remains a matter of concern. In such a situation, now his place in the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup does not seem sure. Wicket-keeper batsman Pant has scored only 57 runs in the last four matches and in this case his average has also been 14.25. Even in IPL 2022, he did not score a single half-century for Delhi Capitals.
Pant’s recent form has now come under attack from the giants. Expressing concern over this, former opener Wasim Jaffer has said that he is getting caught in the bowler’s net every time. The graphics show that Pant has been dismissed outside the off-stump ten times in T20 cricket since the start of 2022. Jaffer said in a conversation with ESPNcricinfo after the fourth T20 match against South Africa, ‘It has become a pattern for them. The bowlers bowl him wide outside the off-stumps and he gets caught in this net every time. They should improve on this aspect of their game.
Pant was also dismissed after playing a careless shot in the fourth T20 match played in Rajkot on Friday. He contributed only 17 runs after playing 23 balls. It also included two fours. After his wicket, the Indian team was on the back foot. However, after this Dinesh Karthik handled the innings by playing an innings of 55 runs in 27 balls. This is Karthik’s first half-century in T20 Internationals, making his debut in 2006.