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Bold Statement by Wasim Jaffer

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As the T20 World Cup 2022 is drawing nearer, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer offered a colossal expression in front of India’s three-match T20I series against Australia. He felt that the best thing for India in the T20 World Cup is to avoid Rishabh Pant  with regard to the playing Xi.

Rishabh Pant  has so far played 58 T20Is for the Indian group and has figured out how to score 934 runs at an average  of 23.94 and a strike rate  of a little more than 126. Notwithstanding, in the year 2022, he hasn’t terminated in the most brief organisation, in spite of generally excellent structure in Tests and ODIs.

India needs to figure out whether Rishabh Pant plays or not. The Indian think tank has been thinking a lot about putting Rishabh Pant in. He has been brilliant and we have talked about it many times. In Test cricket and in the ODIs, he has played series-winning, game-changing knocks, but that has not happened in T20 internationals or even in T20s,”  said by Wasim Jaffer on ESPNCricinfo.

In 2022, Pant  hasn’t been in that frame of mind in T20Is this year, particularly since the IPL. In 14 innings, he  averages a sum of  22.81 with a strike rate of 127.41 and hasn’t had a single fifty or more score in his possession in the most limited format.

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He got chances in the Indian group after Ravindra Jadeja got injured. In any case, assuming that India chooses to go with  Axar Patel at No. 7, Karthik might be liked over him.

“I think Axar Patel has done really well in recent times, so I don’t know why India has not trusted him, because he has won matches with his batting,

“So India needs to figure out if they want to stick with Rishabh Pant in the top six or if they want to play Dinesh Karthik, who has done really well since the Indian Premier League. For me personally, Rishabh Pant does not fit in number 4 or 5. His best place is to open the batting, which I don’t think will happen. I feel leaving out Rishabh Pant in the World Cup will be the best thing,” further stated by him.

India will start its last arrangements as they take on Australia and South Africa in a progression of 3 T20Is each, starting with the first T20I against Aaron Finch and co in Mohali on September 20.

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