Times of India – NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant is a ‘champion cricketer in the making’, who is very much in the mix for the 2019 India’s World Cup campaign for his ability to seamlessly switch formats, says chairman of selector MSK Prasad After being ‘rested’ for the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand, there have been conjectures about his place in the England-bound squad but Prasad set the record straight about selection committee’s plans about talents such as Pant and Shubman Gill.

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  • NEW DELHI: Rishabh Pant is a ‘champion cricketer in the making’, who is very much in the mix for the 2019 India’s World Cup campaign for his ability to seamlessly switch formats, says chairman of selector MSK Prasad After being ‘rested’ for the ODI series against Australia and New Zealand, there have been conjectures about his place in the England-bound squad but Prasad set the record straight about selection committee’s plans about talents such as Pant and Shubman Gill.
  • He is a champion player in the making and even he is not fully aware the kind of potential he has,” Prasad said.
  • When we picked him for Tests, experts were sceptical about his keeping but 11 catches in a Test in England, record dismissals in Australia series proves that selection committee is vindicated,” the former India keeper stated.
  • The best part is the clutch of A tours which has made all these players battle ready for the biggest challenge,” the eloquent Prasad said.
  • One and half years down the line, they (Kuldeep and Chahal) have had contribution in at least 70 percent of India’s limited overs wins,” the satisfaction was evident in his voice.


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