New Delhi: The Indian team is currently playing the third match of the three-Test series against South Africa in Cape Town. The series is currently tied at 1-1. In the third test match, Indian captain Virat Kohli has won the toss and decided to bat first. Rishabh Pant has once again proved to be a flop in India’s first innings. He got out after scoring just 27 runs. If a star wicketkeeper had got a chance in his place, then this situation would not have happened. Let’s know about that swashbuckling wicketkeeper who should have got a chance in place of Pant.
This wicketkeeper should have got a chance
Rishabh Pant is going through the worst phase of his career. Runs are not coming out of his bat. In the first two Test matches against South Africa, Pant struggled badly to score runs. In such a situation, questions are being raised about his being in the team. Veteran batsmen Sunil Gavaskar and Aakash Chopra have also criticized Rishabh Pant. His early dismissals continued in the third Test as well. He got out after scoring just 27 runs. Star wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha sitting on the bench in his place should have got a chance.
Pant’s career in danger
Rishabh Pant has proved to be a big headache for Team India on the South Africa tour. In the first innings of the second Test match, he got out for 17 and in the second innings without scoring any runs. In the second innings, Pant played a very irresponsible shot and returned to the pavilion. Pant has not been able to score any century in the last 14 Test innings. They have made 4, 41, 25, 37, 22, 2, 1, 9, 50, 8, 34, 17, 0 and 27. Pant has scored only 277 runs in the last 13 innings. The selectors have given him plenty of opportunities to show his ability, but he could not live up to them. Now in such a situation, the boat of his career is seen getting stuck in the middle.
Will this player snatch a place in the test team?
Seeing the poor batting of Rishabh Pant in the third test match in Cape Town, the selectors can show him the way out of the Indian team. Wriddhiman Saha can be given a chance in his place. Saha’s wicketkeeping skills are far better than Rishabh Pant. Saha scored a brilliant half-century against New Zealand. The selectors and the captain have ignored this player. Saha made his Test debut for Team India in 2010 and has scored 1251 runs in 38 Test matches for India. This player can become the troubleshooter of the team if needed. Saha can do great things in red ball cricket. Saha has an amazing ability to stay on the wicket.
India scored 223 runs in the first innings
In the third test, the Indian scored 223 runs in the first innings. Captain Virat Kohli scored 79 runs and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 43 runs for Team India. The Indian team has had a very poor start in the third test match. India’s openers lost their wickets early and returned to the pavilion. For India, KL Rahul scored 12 runs and Mayank Agarwal scored only 15 runs. Ajinkya Rahane has not been able to play any big innings again. He got out after scoring 9 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin 2 runs, Shardul Thakur 12 runs and Jasprit Bumrah got out without scoring any runs.