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World Test Championship: the importance of Rishabh Pant for team India

Recently, India’s wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who was injured in a car accident, was airlifted to Mumbai. The BCCI medical team in Mumbai will treat him. According to media reports, Pant will be away from the ground for 5 to 6 months.

In such a situation, he will not be able to play the 4 Test series against Australia in India. If Team India reaches the final of the World Test Championship, Pant will not be there in that match as well.

Team India will find it difficult to make up for them in these matches. In the last 2 years, he has proved to be the biggest match-winning batsman of the Test team. During this, he has given victory to India by playing many useful innings on important occasions in the country and abroad.

Pant played these innings on those occasions when our top order failed miserably. Veterans like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma continued to be out of form or were out of the team due to injury, but Pant did not let anyone miss them.

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the importance of Rishabh Pant for team India

The final match of the World Test Championship (WTC) is to be held in England. If we manage to win the series 3-0 against Australia, then we can play the final of WTC for the second time in a row.

Looking at the present conditions, if India reaches the finals, it may face Australia or South Africa. Against both teams, Pant has scored a century at his home. He has scored 186 runs in 3 Tests against South Africa.

The final match will be held at the Oval ground in London. Where Pant has a century and a fifty in his name in 2 Tests. His record in England also says that he would have been crucial for the WTC final.

Talking about Tests played in England, he has scored 556 runs in 9 matches with the help of 2 centuries and 2 fifties. In such a situation, if they are not able to return to the ground till the WTC final, then it will be a big blow for Team India.

Australia’s challenge in front

In February-March, the Australian team will come to India to play a 4-Test series. To reach the final of the World Test Championship, India will have to win at least 3 Tests. To do this, they will need a match-winner like Rishabh Pant. Who has scored 624 runs in 7 Tests against Australia at an average of 62.40

He played all the Tests against Australia in Australia only. In these innings, 97 and 159 * runs came from his bat in Sydney. In 2021, he played a not-out inning of 89 runs at the ground of Gaba, he also won the series 2-1 to India.

In such a situation, he could prove to be important in the home series against Australia. The Kangaroo team last came to India in 2017 to play a Test series. Then they were defeated 2-1. Australia has not been able to beat India in a Test series since 2014-15.

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