In their third T20I match, Pant Makes a New Record as India’s Wicket-keeper in T20Is.
All eyes are set on the T20 World Cup set to take place in 2020. Currently, the third T20I between West Indies and India has just finished. The coaching staff gave young players the chance to showcase their talents and they did not disappoint. The Men in Blue dominated throughout the series, and the credit goes to the young bowlers who did a fantastic job of restricting the Windies’ batsmen.
Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sunder, and Krunal Pandya gave their best. The batting may have looked troubling at some point, but it was still enough to chase down target presented to them. However, the spotlight was on Rishabh Pant who is playing in MS Dhoni’s place.
For the first two games, he wasn’t able to perform as much as he wanted, getting out for a golden duck and just four runs. For this, he received heavy criticism. However, in the final T20I, he showed what he is capable of by scoring 65 off 42 balls including four fours and four sixes.
He and Virat Kohli worked together to put India in the lead after their openers were dismissed early in the game. They scored a combined 106 runs. In doing so, he broke Dhoni’s record: the highest score ever by an Indian wicket-keeper in T20Is. His highest score in the 98 T20Is he played in was only 56. Pant beat the record in just his 18th game.
India will still face the West Indies but this time in a three-match ODI series beginning August 8. It will be interesting to see if Pant can duplicate the results in this game. To find out more about India’s and West Indies’ odds for that match, visit Betwala’s page.
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