During a recent chat on Star Sports Cricket Connected, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar gave an insight on who he refers to see as a wicketkeeper replacing MS Dhoni.
With Indian Premier League 2020 approaching its midway has given experts time to observe the players’ behind the stumps. Among many, Delhi Capitals’ wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has managed to impress the critics with both, his wicket-keeping and his bat. He has also done well getting crucial runs in the death overs.
Bangar was open on his choice of ideal player to replace MS Dhoni in the team as he said, “In terms of wicket-keeping, I think it would be Rishabh Pant. I think the way he started this year’s IPL and I think it is very important to have a left-hander as an option because for Team India when it comes to the middle order it helps to balance out the right-handers,”
“It totally depends on which format we are talking about. If we are talking about Test cricket, and if you want to go with the best wicket-keeper then you also have to consider the mindset of the captain and coach.
“I am in total agreement with Sanjay Bangar, I think they should go ahead with Rishabh Pant. Pant should be backed! Every player needs to be backed when it comes to international cricket,” Nehra said.
Delhi Capitals has been performing incredibly well in the ongoing IPL season. So far the team has played 5 games out of which they have won 4 and have been consistent on remaining in the top four positions. DC’s next fixture will be against Rajasthan Royals on 9 October.