It is tough times for star India batter Rishabh Pant, who was badly injured in a car accident two weeks ago, as he might not return to the cricket field for the next 6 months. He may also miss the World Cup to be held in October-November this year. This report has come to the fore after his latest health update.
In the car accident, three important ligaments of Pant’s knee were broken. Two of these surgeries have been done while the third ligament surgery will have to wait for at least 6 weeks, this wait may also increase. That is, it will take two months for the third surgery itself. After this, he will have to stay on rest for a long time.
Doctors did not give any timeline regarding when Pant will be able to resume his training, but considering his health update, surgery and rest time, the Indian Cricket Board and selectors have come to the conclusion that the left-handed batter will not be able to return to the field for at least 6 months. After being away from the field for a long time, whether he is able to play in his old style or not, he will also have to give some time for this. In such a situation, it seems difficult for him to be available for the World Cup 2023, half of next year’s WTC cycle, the Indian T20 League 2024, and the 20-20 World Cup in June next year.
Who will lead Delhi in the Indian T20 League 2023?
Pant In the absence of Pant, Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan will be two big options for Team India in white ball cricket. If Rishabh is not fit till 50-over World Cup 2023, then these two wicket-keeper batsmen can replace him. At the same time, KS Bharat will remain his option in red ball cricket.
Pant will not play in the Indian T20 League this year. This has already been officially confirmed. Delhi is also considering making David Warner the captain as his alternative. At the same time, Sarfaraz Khan can play the role of the wicketkeeper. Pant’s absence left Delhi Franchise without a wicketkeeper. There are just two wicketkeepers available for the team, and neither of them is a full-time option. Although they are not routine keepers, Sarfaraz Khan and Phil Salt have maintained wickets at various levels.