Rishabh Pant’s wicket-keeping skill in subcontinental circumstances has been a topic of debate that continues to assemble steam even after his heroics with the bat, Down Under. With surfaces within the Asian international locations being appropriate for spinners, there have been a number of query marks on whether or not Pant would be the proper man for the job.
The debate has as soon as once more come to the limelight after the Delhi dasher missed an easy stumping alternative on Day 3 of the primary Test on the Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
R Ashwin, who deceived Jack Leach with an off-spinner, was visibly annoyed as Pant failed to gather the ball and dislodge the bails in time. The ball slipped from his gloves.
Ashwin was later seen having a phrase with Pant after the England aspect acquired all-out.
Meanwhile, in Saturday’s morning session, England was bowled out for 578 within the 191st over of their first innings including 23 runs from its in a single day rating.
Jasprit Bumrah (3-84) acquired the early breakthrough when he trapped Dominic Bess lbw for 34. Ravichandran Ashwin (3-146) then bowled James Anderson for one to finish the innings.
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Everyone misses stumping. Even nice keepers do however the way in which Pant missed that stumping of Leach off Ashwin tells me all I must find out about Pant the keeper.
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Earlier, India’s fielding coach, R Sridhar backed Pant and mentioned, “Pant is a great package as he is. As of now itself I’ll pick him in every team.”
“He’s a great package from behind and in front of the stumps. He has an infectious and youthful energy, and a raw approach he brings is a great package,” Sridhar instructed cricketnext.
“Yes his wicketkeeping is a work in progress. He keeps working hard. In Australia itself there have been many occasions where he has sacrificed his batting slots to work more on his keeping which itself is a great sign,” he mentioned.
“He’s very open to improving his keeping, he’s listening and working hard. Lot of things are going for him, he’s only young. You have to cut him some slack, as time progresses he’s going to become a better keeper once he starts getting fitter. You’ll definitely see progress as you saw in Brisbane,” he added.