Wasim Jaffer on Rishabh Pant: The first match of the 3 T20 series will be played between India and New Zealand on Friday. Before this match, former Indian player Wasim Jaffer has given a big statement. Actually, Wasim Jaffer said that Rishabh Pant should open in the T20 series against New Zealand. At the same time, Shubman Gill should get a chance as the second opener along with Rishabh Pant. Also, Wasim Jaffer told his playing XI for the first match against New Zealand.
‘Rishabh Pant should open’
Wasim Jaffer believes that if Rishabh Pant opens the Indian innings, the team can get off to a flying start. Playing as an opener is a better option for Rishabh Pant. He said that most of the fielders are inside the circle during the powerplay over, due to which it will be easy for batsmen like Rishabh Pant to score runs. Along with this, he gave the example of ODI and Test format. The former Indian cricketer said that once Rishabh Pant scores 20-30 runs, he becomes a very dangerous batsman.
‘Rishabh Pant is an important player of the Indian team’
According to Wasim Jaffer, when Rishabh Pant comes to bat at number five, there is pressure on him. At such times it is not easy for Rishabh Pant to hit sixes. Rishabh Pant is an important player of the Indian team. He said that Rishabh Pant can give a quick start to Team India as an opener. Significantly, the Indian team is currently on a tour of New Zealand. On this tour, the Indian team will play a series of 3 T20 matches against New Zealand as well as a series of 3 ODIs. Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have been rested for this series. At the same time, Hardik Pandya will captain the Indian team.
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