IND vs BAN 1st ODI: The first match of the ODI series between Team India and Bangladesh is being played today. In this match, the captain of Bangladesh has won the toss and decided to bowl first. But when Team India captain Rohit Sharma announced his playing 11, Rishabh Pant’s name was not included in it. After this all the cricket fans were surprised. But after this, the BCCI informed that after talking to the medical team, Rishabh Pant has been ruled out of this series. Team India has got this second blow before the start of this series. Earlier, Mohammed Shami also withdrew from the ODI series due to injury.
BCCI tweeted information:
Let us tell you that the cricket fans were surprised by the sudden exit of Rishabh Pant from the ODI team of India. Because KL Rahul is handling the responsibility of wicketkeeping in his place. In such a situation, questions started arising in the mind of the fans whether he was dropped from the team due to bad form or due to injury..? Shortly after this, BCCI has made a tweet from its official Twitter handle regarding Pant’s injury, stating that Rishabh Pant has been ruled out of this series after talking to the medical team. No replacement has been announced in his place at the moment. Pant will join the team back in the Test match.
Pant has flopped badly for a long time:
Rishabh Pant has been included as a regular wicketkeeper in Team India. But his performance has been very poor of late. First in the Asia Cup, then in the T20 World Cup and now on the tour of New Zealand, Pant could not do anything special. After this, there was a lot of demand to drop him from the team. But despite this, he was getting continuous opportunities in the team. In such a situation, now he has to be out due to injury. Now it has to be seen whether he will have to bear the brunt of his poor form or will he make a comeback in the team soon.
Playing 11 of both the teams in today’s match:
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mohammad Siraj and Kuldeep Sen.
Bangladesh: Liton Das (captain), Enamul Haque, Nazmul Hossain Santo, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Mahmudullah, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraj, Hasan Mahmood, Mustafizur Rahman and Ibadat Hossain.