Rishabh Pant released from ODI squad, will return for test series

Rishabh Pant

Indian wicket-keeper, Rishabh Pant has been released from India’s ODI squad against Bangladesh. However, he is likely to return for the red ball series.

Rishabh Pant has been under constant scrutiny for his below average performance in white ball cricket. Ever since the infamous knock at Gabba, Pant has failed to produce a magical knock for which is known. Fans and critics have questioned his place on the team. Moreover, Rishabh Pant faces fierce competition from his peer, Dinesh Karthik.

Still, the skipper and the management continue to back the youngster owing to his exceptional potential. Pant received a call-up for India’s tour of Bangladesh. However, after arriving in Dhaka, Rishabh Pant has been officially released from the ODI squad.

Rishabh Pant will return for the test series

BCCI released an official statement regarding the same. They said that after on advice of the medical team, Rishabh Pant has been released from the ODI squad. Moreover, they informed that the wicketkeeper will return for the 2-match test series. Further, BCCI has decided not to bring in any replacement as Axar Patel is not available for selection.

 “In consultation with the BCCI Medical Team, Rishabh Pant has been released from the ODI squad. He will join the team ahead of the Test series. No replacement has been sought. Axar Patel was not available for selection for the first ODI”

India lost to Bangladesh in the first ODI in an absolute thriller game. The men in blue did not bat well and were bundled for 186 runs. Bangladesh started well but lost track in the middle. They were 9 wickets down in less than 40 overs, with runs still on the board.

However, Mehidy Hasan kept his spirits intact. He fought hard and worked well with the tail. Hasan managed to get his team through the finish line as Bangladesh won the game by 1 wicket. India fell short by just 1 wicket. Bangladesh leads the three-match One-Day International series 1-0. 

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