Degree Rishabh pantsHis torn ACL is yet to be determined following his horrific car crash, but if BCCI sources are to be believed, he will miss the upcoming four-Test series against Australia. Pant’s absence from cricket is likely to be long and it is too soon to zero in on the date, so one of the biggest challenges for the new selection committee will be to select two goalkeeper batsmen for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy .
The Indian Test wicketkeeper spot is now suddenly up for grabs and it could be an interesting three-horse race between Pant’s current backup Kona Bharat and India A’s second wicketkeeper Upendra Yadav and white ball experts, isan ki shanwhen the Test series begins in Nagpur on February 9.
The 25-year-old lost control of his Mercedes while driving from Delhi to Roorkee on Friday morning and crashed it into a divider near Mohammadpur Jat in the Manglaur region. He was first taken to a local medical facility but is now being treated in Max Dehradun for multiple injuries.
While X-rays and CT scan reports ruled out any fractures, brain or spinal injuries, multiple torn ligaments in his knee and ankle are sure to keep him out for a long time. Depending on the extent of the ligament tear, it may take two to six months.
“He has a lot of swelling, so an MRI of the ankle and knee has not yet been done. Once he is fit enough to travel, he will come to Mumbai, where he will be under the supervision of board-appointed doctor Dinshaw Pardiwala,” a BCCI source said. Tell PTI about your anonymity.
The new selection committee will actually have three choices. The two Indian A’s, Bharat and Upendra, go straight into the main line-up, or a left-hander like Kishan could make the cut.
if triple samson and Kishan, neither of whom retained the Ranji Trophy for Kerala and Jharkhand respectively.
Technically, Bharat could debut in Nagpur as the Test side’s second keeper, but Upendra was much better as a whole. He’s an excellent goaltender and a clean hitter, averaging over 45 runs.
However, as far as Pant is concerned, Bharat or Upendra have an X factor that they don’t have despite their great performance.
Ishan or Sanju are the better bets as they have dealt with the pressure of international cricket but now they both regret handing over the big glove Kumar Kushagra and Ponnan Rahul, respectively.
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