Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul are the two front-runners for the position. However, India also has Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan as backup options. Sunil Gavaskar, a former captain of India who played the wicketkeeper position, has passed a harsh judgment on the position and comments on who should be in the playing XI.
India is in preparation to find the right combination for the upcoming One day world cup in 2023. India is already preparing for the tournament. Except for skipper Rohit Sharma and No. 3 batter Virat Kohli, all jobs have started auditions. Cricket’s most debated position is the wicketkeeper. The leading candidates are KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. India’s backups are Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan. Former Indian captain and wicketkeeper Sunil Gavaskar has also criticized the position.
Pant is India’s wicketkeeper since Rahul can’t play. Pant scored 336 runs at 37.33 with one hundred and three fifty-run scores in 12 One-Day Internationals this year. Rahul has played eight ODIs this year, the latest against Bangladesh on Sunday. He had two fifty-run innings and 229 runs at 32.71.
Sunil Gavaskar praised Rahul as an “all-rounder” during an interview with Sony Sports on Sunday during the first one-day international match against Bangladesh, which took place in Mirpur. Sunil Gavaskar also expressed his belief that India can field an additional bowler thanks to Rahul’s presence in the batting lineup.
Dhawan and Rohit Sharma usually start the batting for India, while Virat Kohli bats at No. 3. Indian No. 5 batsman. He bats sixth. It may be his position to enhance to achieve his ambitions. India now has another option. Assume a middle-order batter can keep wickets. If so, add a bowler.
He’s an all-rounder since he can keep wickets, bat anywhere from one to five, and start. KL Cricket all-rounder Rahul. “A finisher like him, with his experience and variety of shots, is the kind you want at No. 5 or 6,” he added. “His strokes vary.” Sunil Gavaskar further said.
On the other hand, Pant has taken a vacation from the One-Day International series for reasons that still need clarification. However, the youthful player will be available for the remaining tests in the series.