Rishabh Pant has been known as up as cowl for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s World Cup squad, staff chiefs confirmed on Wednesday.
Dhawan injured his hand throughout the staff’s 36-run victory towards Australia on Sunday and stays a doubt for the remainder of the 50-over match.
The left-handed opener has been put underneath medical remark and Pant will be part of the staff in England and Wales and keep on as standby.
“We can be observing Dhawan and across the 10th or 12th day we are going to know the place he stands,” India’s assistant coach Sanjay Bangar advised reporters forward of Thursday’s match towards New Zealand at Trent Bridge.
“We don’t need to rule out a treasured participant like Shikhar.”
Bangar added: “If and when a substitute is required, it’s at all times good to have a substitute coming in and practising with the staff as a standby”.
The staff’s media supervisor stated Pant, whose omission from the 15-man World Cup squad was a subject of debate, would be part of the facet in Manchester forward of the match towards arch-rivals Pakistan, which takes place on Sunday.
The 21-year-old Pant, a flamboyant wicketkeeper-batsman, made his Take a look at debut in England final 12 months and scored his maiden Take a look at century throughout the sequence.
Pant, who’s being groomed to take over from M.S. Dhoni as first-choice wicketkeeper in all codecs of the sport, additionally underlined his value with an unbeaten 159 towards Australia in Sydney this 12 months.
Dhawan made 117 towards Australia to arrange India’s second straight win within the World Cup however took a nasty hit on the hand off a Pat Cummins bouncer on the way in which to his 17th ODI century.