Just In: Rishabh Pant will be India’s Vice Captain for the 1st ODI Against West Indies. Following their loss to South Africa. India would be looking forward to making the most out of their series against West Indies, at home. India will be taking on West Indies in three T20Is and 3 ODIs. The ODIs will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. While the squads will travel to Kolkata for the T20Is.
Breaking: Rishabh Pant will be India’s Vice Captain for the 1st ODI Against west indies- reports
India’s new skipper, Rohit Sharma will be taking charge of the team. He missed ODIs against South Africa owing to an injury. The upcoming WI tour of India 2022, will be his first assignment as a full-time white-ball captain. When he missed the SA series, KL Rahul took charge of the team. Earlier, he was named Rohit’s deputy. According to the sources, KL will be missing the first ODI against the West Indies. Resultantly, Rishabh Pant will be the vice-captain. A BCCI source had confirmed this rumor.
“See, it’s a matter of just a match as KL will join in from the 2nd game. Both Shikhar and Rishabh could be able deputies. Rishabh as a wicketkeeper anyway has a lot of say in captaincy decisions for reviews and field setting. If they feel the need of a vice-captain, either of them can fill in the shoes.”A top BCCI official told Inside Sports
Former skipper, Virat Kohli will be playing under Rohit Sharma for the first time. Fans are interested to see how leaving captaincy would impact his game. Hopefully, it is a positive change. And, the much-awaited 71st international century is achieved in the Series.
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Rishabh Pant career
Rishabh made his International debut in 2017. Following, Dhoni’s retirement, he is India’s wicket-keeper in all formats. Pant holds records for the Most dismissals(11) in a Test match and Most catches(11) in a Test Match. In addition, he scored 300 runs and 15 wicketkeeping dismissals in a series. This was achieved in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-2023.
At the 2018 ICC Awards, he was named ICC’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year. Later, in Feb 2021, he was named Men’s Player of the Month.
|Format||Total runs||Total matches||Highest score||Strike Rate||Catches/Stumpings||Debut||Against|
|Test||1,735||28||159*||67.48||102/8||August 18, 2018||England|
|ODI||630||21||85||113.10||11/1||October 21, 2018||West Indies|
|T20I||623||41||65*||122.87||13/7||February 1, 2017||England|
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The 24-year-old cricketer, Rishabh Pant has had a good performance in IPL as well. Ahead of IPL 2016, he was purchased by Delhi Daredevils. On the very same day, he scored a century in the 2016 U-19 World Cup. He has played well consistently. In 2018, he scored an unbeaten 128 of 63 deliveries against SRH. Rishabh became the second-youngest player to smash an IPL century. Also, he became the highest-scoring Indian batsman in an innings. He was named Delhi Capitals’ captain following skipper Shreyas Iyer’s injury. Under his captaincy, Delhi went on to play the Second Qualifier. However, they lost to KKR.
Looking at his career stats, and IPL Captaincy experience. It will be fun to have Rishabh Pant as India’s Vice-Captain in 1st ODI against West Indies. Rohit’s deputy in the series.