For white-ball cricket, 2022 was a year to forget for India. Recent results in one-day internationals (ODIs) against Bangladesh, in which the Men in Blue were defeated by a score of 2-1, highlighted those weaknesses once again.
KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan both played as wicketkeepers for Team India throughout the series. Kishan only played in one game, and Rahul couldn’t repeat his brilliant performance from the first match of the series.
The team’s management has been scratching their heads trying to identify the ideal wicketkeeper for white-ball cricket. Unfortunately for them, India’s T20 World Cup campaign in 2022 came to a premature end. The poor form of India’s wicketkeeper batters was a major weakness. At the World Cup, India had a couple of different choices for wicketkeepers: Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.
Karthik was only able to score 14 runs during the course of his three innings of play. Unfortunately, Pant was similarly unable to rediscover his form, as he only managed 9 runs in two games.
Rishabh Pant’s Recent Dip in Form
The team’s administration is extremely concerned about Rishabh Pant’s performance. When it comes to white-ball statistics, Pant is just average. Pant has scored 865 runs in one-day internationals, however, his average of 34.60 is below par.
Rishabh has only scored one century in the format since his debut year in 2018. Pant was ineffective in the just-concluded ODI series against New Zealand. His two innings of work resulted in 25 runs scored. He appeared to be out of practice and unsure of his aim.
Rishabh Pant has made 987 runs in 66 T20Is. He has a paltry strike rate of a little over 126 and an average of only 22.43.
The selectors need to consider format possibilities in light of the current predicament.
Stalwart Ipl Player Sanju Samson. He Has Scored Over 3,500 Runs with A Strike Rate of Over 135 in 138 Matches Over More than A Decade. He Possesses the Highest Strike Rate (over 165!) when Used as An Opener, Which Is Why He Has Played that Position for India in Four Twenty20 Internationals.
Samson Now Has a 66 Average in His Few Day International Appearances. Earlier This Year, He Led the ODI Series with An Unbeaten 86 Against South Africa. He Has Incredible Long-Ball Hitting Ability.
Samson Struck 77 Runs at A Scorching Clip Off of Just 42 Deliveries in A Match Against Ireland in June of 2022. Samson Is Just What Team India Needs Because of His Explosiveness and Experience.
If Rishabh Pant Can’t Play Due to Injury, Ishan Kishan May Be the Ideal Option in The White-Ball Lineup. with A Strike Rate of Above 140, the 24-Year-Old Southpaw Has Scored Over 1800 Runs in The Ipl. in T20 Internationals, Kishan Has a Strike Rate of Around 130. Kishan Scored 206 Runs at An Average of Above 150 in The Five-Match Twenty20 International Series Against South Africa Earlier This Year.
Kishan Has a Remarkable 53 Average in One-Day Internationals. Kishan Hit 210 Runs Off 131 Balls in The Third Odi Against Bangladesh. He became the Fastest Player to Score 200 Runs in An Odi, Doing so In 126 Balls. to His Knowledge, He Is Only The Seventh Batter to Ever Achieve This Feat in This Format.
Kona Srikar Bharat
K.S. Bharat Has a Promising Future. on The Domestic Scene, He Regularly Contributes to The Run Total. as A Result of His Excellent Play in Ipl 2021, He Quickly Rose to Stardom.
At the Ipl 2021 Auction, He Was Purchased by The Royal Challengers Bangalore. Pinch-Hitting for Injured Players Helped Propel Him to Stardom. in 8 Games, He Scored Nearly 200 Runs. the Delhi Capitals Picked Him up In 2022, Although He Never Got to Play a Lot.
His Statistics Aren’t Exactly Commensurate with His Skill. He Has Impressive Stats in First-class cricket, and he may be worth a lot to Team India in the long run. Multiple tours have included him joining the main squad as a substitute player.