India to play South Africa in third T20 International tomorrow

Virat Kohli’s familiar exuberance and pep talks drowned the chatter around Rishabh Pant as India prepared to play South Africa in the third T20 International here tomorrow, seeking a 2-0 series verdict. Continue Reading

Windies tour a great opportunity for Pant, says skipper Kohli

With little clarity over the future of veteran M S Dhoni, Pant has now become the preferred choice in all three formats and that was pointed out by chief selector M S K Prasad after the selection panel picked the squads for the West Indies tour. Continue Reading

Kohli’s pat for Pant

Pant had done all the hard work to steady the innings after the team was reeling at 24 for four. He was well set, batting at 32 but got out while attacking spinner Mitchell Santner. “He’s still young. I made many errors when I was young in my career and he will learn. He will look back and think yes, he could have chosen a different option in that situation and he realises that already,” Kohli strongly came to the youngster’s defence. Continue Reading

World Cup: Rishabh needs to improve throwing technique: Coach

The burly Rishabh Pant not only needs to be more athletic in the outfield but also improve his throwing technique, observed fielding coach R Sridhar after a few of his lapses during the World Cup game against Bangladesh Continue Reading

Toe fracture rules Vijay Shankar out of World Cup

Mayank Agarwal has been named as Vijay’s replacement and he is expected to join the squad later this week. Mayank is yet to make his ODI debut and has so far played only two Test matches for India. Continue Reading

WC: As middle order looks vulnerable, should Pant replace Dhoni?

Call it a reality check. Against all expectations, Team India had to fight hard to defeat minnows Afghanistan the other night in the World Cup. They escaped a major upset of the tournament by just 11 runs. This has let loose a debate on whether Dhoni should be replaced by free-flowing stroke-maker Rishabh Pant. Continue Reading