Ricky Pointed believes Indian player is extremely dangerous’ in the tournament in T-20 World Cup

The legendary Australian batter Ricky Ponting said that wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant is among the cricketers to look for at the T20 World Cup in Australia later in the year.

“He is wonderful talk about great people. He is just an outstanding young man that has got the world at his feet. He will be exceptionally dangerous for India, especially on the wickets we will prepare in Australia (for the T20 World Cup) – good, fast, flat, bouncy wickets. He will be one of the players to watch at the tournament for sure,” said Ponting in the most recent edition on ICC Review.

Rishabh Pant has been captaining Team India in the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa. In the opening T20I held on Thursday night at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, India suffered a seven-wicket loss despite having posted an impressive 211/4 score. Pant produced 29 runs from only 16 deliveries when the batsman was at the No.4 position. Pant’s Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting has now spoken out on the best place Pant is best suited to bat, and how Pant can be utilized as an afloater.

In the recent IPL, Pant batted at No.4 or 5. For the whole tournament the left-handed batsman was able to strike more than 151. He was also the second highest scoring player in the IPL for Delhi Capitals after David Warner.

“I reckon they’ll have him as a floater. They’ll have listed (him) at five in the batting line-up. But in certain situations, if they get to a stage where there are seven-eight overs to go and they’re one or two down, they’ll look to sending him in and giving him as much time as they can. He’s that dynamic, and that explosive. That’s certainly the way that I’ll try and use him,” said Ponting on ICC Review.

“He’s wonderful… talk about great people. He’s just an outstanding young man that’s got the world at his feet. He’ll be exceptionally dangerous for India, especially on the wickets we’ll prepare in Australia (for the T20 World Cup) – good, fast, flat, bouncy wickets. He’ll be one of the players to watch at the tournament for sure,” He further said.

If asked how he would prefer to utilize Dinesh Karthik’s talents in the T20 team, Ponting said: “I would have him, and I’d have him in at that five or six role. The way that he finished games for RCB this year, he took his game to another level. When you look at the IPL, you want your better players to maybe be able to win two or three, maybe four games through the season. If you can get that out of them, it’s probably going to be a really good return. But Dinesh probably had a bigger impact on a lot of the games than most of the other RCB players did this year.”

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“Virat (Kohli) having the year he’s had, Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) started the tournament really well… but DK was the one. And Faf too I guess, who kept the RCB bandwagon rolling. I’d be surprised if he’s not in their (India) line-up somewhere,” said DK. said.

The former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels that young India opener Rishabh Pant will be among the players to keep an eye out for at the forthcoming T20 World Cup. Pant is now an integral component of Team India’s squad because Ponting believes that Pant is a good fit for the Men in Blue can use Pant as an extra floater in Australian conditions. Pant along with Ponting have collaborated closely during an Indian Premier League for Delhi Capitals.

“He (Pant) has been an amazing player. A brilliant young man who has the entire world at his fingertips. And he’s extremely dangerous for India particularly with the wickets we’ll offer in Australia with good easy, fast, and bouncey wickets. He’ll be among the players to be on the lookout (for) during the World T20 (World T20) certain, Ponting said on ‘ICC Review’.

To ensure Ponting Pant’s position in the batting is to be flexible in accordance with the Indian team’s needs.

In a discussion about his batting position, Ponting suggested that India could use as a floater however the most suitable position for him would be five.

“I think of him as floating. I’m likely to have him listed as (number) Five in our (Indian) batsmen’s line-up.

“But in certain scenarios when it gets to the stage where there are seven-eight hours to go and they’re two down, then I’ll think about taking him in and giving him the most time I could be. He’s that energetic and explosive (player) and that’s surely the way I’d consider using his skills,” added Ponting, the veteran of more than 168 Tests.

Both Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad could be given a chance to play to be at on the highest of India batsmen’s order, while well-performing duo Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya are given every chance to show their worth in the typically strong middle-order.

Opportunity knocks for India’s bowling resources and untapped speed gives Umran Malik a chance to get a start in this tournament to test whether he’s ready for the demands of an international game.

You’ll have to go back to September of 2019 to discover the last time the two teams faced off in 20-over cricket. The three-game series was tied at 1-1.

The first match was abandoned with no delivery being bowled India made an impact first. Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 72 was enough to help India to win by a seven-wicket victory at Mohali.

The story was different during the final match of the series. Quinton de Kock scoring a stunning 80 in Bengaluru to lead South Africa to a nine-wicket victory.

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