He will be one of the players to watch at the tournament

Ricky Ponting thinks Rishabh Pant will surely be one of the players to watch at the T20 World Cup, which takes place in Australia later this year.

Pant was appointed vice-captain of the India team for the India 2022 series South Africa tour. However, a day before the first game of the series, Pant was made captain after the exclusion of Indian skipper KL Rahul due to injury.

Ricky Ponting and Rishabh Pant (Picture – Twitter)

Pant possesses a rare combination of proactivity and daring that makes him a valuable addition to India’s T20I team. Still, his best position on a batting team has long been debated.

Ricky Ponting, Rishabh Pants, Delhi Capitals
Ricky Ponting, Rishabh pants. (Photo: IPL)

Pant has hit at different positions in the IPL, in perhaps the most recent edition Ponting has used his skipper at No 4 or 5, depending on the match situation. Pant scored 340 points on a 151-plus strike rate and was the team’s second leading scorer after flyhalf David Warner.

‘Rishabh Pant just an exceptional young man’: Ponting

Ponting seriously thinks India should use it the same way. “I think they’ll have it as a float,” he responded by telling Isa Guha in The ICC Review.

“They’ll have him listed at number five on the batting roster.” However, if they get to the point where there are seven to eight overs to go and they’re one or two down, they’ll probably dispatch him and give him as much time as possible. He is so motivated and explosive. This is exactly how I intend to use it.

Rishabh PC Pants - BCCI
Rishabh PC Pants – BCCI

“He speaks fantastically about great people.” He is simply an excellent young man with the world at his feet. It will be extremely deadly for India on the wickets we prepare in Australia for the T20 World Cup – good fast, flat and bouncy wickets. He will undoubtedly be one of the players to watch during the tournament.

Indian weapons are primed and ready for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia later this year. On October 23, 2022, India will start their campaign at the famous cricket ground in Melbourne. Their adversaries are none other than their most feared adversaries, Pakistan. India will no doubt be looking for revenge, especially after losing to them in the United Arab Emirates in 2021.

Also read: IND vs SA: Rishabh Pant went to the right people at the right time, tried to stay in the game – Graeme Smith

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