According to Cricadda, Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant had requested that the team management exclude him from the One Day International (ODI) squad that will be playing against Bangladesh. The newspaper has made it clear that the reason he is not participating in the limited-overs portion of the tour is not because of any disciplinary issue or any concern regarding Covid-19. It is anticipated that Pant will return for the test series that will begin on December 14 and continue beyond.
According to an official statement released by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the left-handed batter was removed from the squad on the advice of the medical staff. This information was discovered after the BCCI released the statement. However, Cricblog has stated that it is unable to confirm the reason why Pant requested to be removed from the ODI series. There has been no effort made to find a substitute for him, but KL Rahul took wickets in the first game, and Ishan Kishan is currently a member of the squad.
Rishabh Pant has been removed from the one-day international team after consultation with the medical staff of the BCCI. Before the start of the test series, he will join the squad. According to a statement released by the BCCI, “no replacement has been sought” for Pant. Due to a rib injury, Axar Patel was only unable to participate in the first one-day international, whereas Mohammed Shami was ruled out of the rest of the series.
Rishabh Pant has been removed from the One-Day International team but is still available for the Tests.
Patel, on the other hand, will be available to be chosen in the games that are to come. On the other side, Shami has reported to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to begin the rehabilitation process for his injured shoulder. The management of the squad is currently waiting for an update on the matter to be provided by the NCA. As a result of this, his participation in the test series that will take place between the two countries beginning on December 14 is no longer guaranteed.
Due to the fact that it is India’s final assignment in the current cycle of the World Test Championship, the two-match Test series is of the greatest priority (WTC). As a result of the team’s failure in the first One-Day International (ODI), they now have their backs against the wall, and they will need to win the next two games in order to avoid suffering an extremely embarrassing loss in the series.