Former cricketer Parthiv Patel has opined that keeper-batter Rishabh Pant can open for India in the second T20I against England instead of Ishan Kishan. The second match will be played in Birmingham on Saturday. Pant did not feature in the first game as he was part of the rescheduled Test against England. The 24-year-old has been battling poor form in white ball cricket. However, he has been excellent in red ball cricket.
Former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel does not find himself unlucky to have played in the same era as MS Dhoni. According to Patel, he got a chance to play for India before Dhoni, but did not take his opportunities while the latter grabbed his chances with both hands. Patel made his debut in 2002 while Dhoni entered the international scene a couple of years later.
After suffering for two days, India dominated day three of the fifth and final Test against England at the MA Chidambaran Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. India finished the day on a strong 391 for 4 in reply to England’s 477. Here are significant numbers from the third day’s play
It is not easy being a wicket-keeper, especially when the opposition is on top, and has the batting side out in the field for nearly two days. A keeper is often ignored and only makes headlines when his mistakes are amplified