3 Indian players from INDvBAN T20I series who might be axed for West Indies T20I series

3 Indian players from INDvBAN T20I series who might be axed for West Indies T20I series

Though the Men in Blue won the series, there are a lot of issues to ponder upon.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant has bundle of talent, a reason behind the Indian team management backing him as a future prospect. But while Pant has destroyed bowling attacks in the IPL, his numbers for India are disappointing, to say the least. Leave alone his average of 19.88, even his T20I strike-rate of 118.15 is lower than his overall T20 strike-rate of 158.52.

It’s been almost 3 years since his national debut. In the recent series, he started with a laboured 27 at a tad over a run-a-ball in Delhi. The southpaw didn’t get to bat in Rajkot, but was slammed for his poor keeping.

In Nagpur, he failed to capitalise on the platform set by the top order batters. Pant was castled by Soumya Sarkar after he went for a cross-batted heave. It won’t be a surprise if Sanju Samson gets a chance in the upcoming series.