Rishabh Pant’s form has not been great in recent months, especially in T20Is. There is also a talk about the best batting position for the southpaw. The player himself shared his opinion recently. Here, we take a look as Rishabh Pant talks about his favoured batting position in each format.
Rishabh Pant talks about his preferred batting position
While speaking to Harsha Bhogle on Prime Video, Pant talked about the current state of his career. He also explained the favourited batting position in each of the three formats in the game. He said, “I’d want to open in T20s, No. 4-5 in ODIs and Tests I’m already batting at No. 5.”
While Pant has his spot in the Tests, he must prove himself to earn the spot in the other formats. In ODIs, Pant will get his spot because Team India needs a left-hander in the middle-order. However, it could be a tough wish in the T20 format. This is mainly because of other contenders such as Ishan Kishan and Prithvi Shaw.
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It is high time that Pant proves himself in the white-ball formats
Just a few months ago, Pant was in a good space. However, in recent months, his form has dropped. The Indian wicket-keeper batter has done well in the ODI format but has failed miserably in T20Is. Dinesh Karthik replaced him in India’s preferred XI at the T20 World Cup 2022. After the tournament, too, Pant failed to set the stage on fire despite repeated opportunities.
In ODIs, Pant has his place secured but he must still justify his selection. As a left-hander in the middle order, Pant needs to fire for the Indian Team to have a complete batting line-up. Pant anyways has to do well for himself, too. The likes of Sanju Samson are desperate for chances and the management cannot keep the aspirants waiting for long. Therefore, the time has arrived for Pant to address his form in the white-ball formats.