India will play their next world cup game against New Zealand on June 13. In this match, Shikhar Dhawan could not play because of injury. He injured during India vs Australia match. Now he was under the observation of the BCCI medical team. Now Rishabh pant Join team India as the cover of injured Shikhar Dhawan. Rishabh pant join played his last ODI in this year.
“Rishabh Pant is being flown in from India as cover at the request of the team management,” a senior BCCI official currently in England told PTI.
Harbhajan Singh said that Rishabh pant is the first choice, but BCCI also thinks Ajinkya Rahane as a cover of Shikhar Dhawan. He said,
He [Rahane] is a very good option to be considered. He has been playing cricket here. He is one of the middle order batsmen to rely on. He has got the technique to bat at No.3, No.4. He was one of India’s best batsmen at the 2015 World Cup. It would be a bad call to ask him to join the team from here itself.
“I would still like to see the injury as to how long Shikhar Dhawan is gone. You can straightaway have him in the squad after it heals. You want to be fully fit. Shikhar Dhawan himself won’t take a chance. A fracture ideally takes more than 3 weeks,” Harbhajan told India Today.
“At the moment, if I have to pick one replacement player, it would be Rishabh Pant or if you want to go for experience, then it would be Ajinkya Rahane.”