3 reasons why Rishabh Pant is best Wicketkeeper of india in today match

Last Updated on 3 weeks by P. S. Divyan

Wicketkeeper of india in today match
Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson

In this hot summer, the doubt, who will be India’s first choice wicketkeeper in T20 WC 2024, giving every cricket fan a more dangerous heatstroke than humid temperature around us

India selection committee, led by former cricketer Ajit agarkar, picked a balanced 15 men Squad for this upcoming event.

Here, two most deserving wicketkeeper batters Rishabh pant and Sanju Samson selected ahead of players like KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan. Both batters had performed exceptionally in recently completed IPL 2024.

Now Indian skipper Rohit Sharma has a dilemma, whom should he pick in starting XI for the first World Cup game against Ireland on June 5th.

Here we are going to present you 3 mind-blowing reasons why Rishabh pant is best wicketkeeper better for India in today match.

3 Reasons why Rishabh is better wicketkeeper of India in today match than Sanju Samson 

3. Benefit of left handed batting

In 15 men’s squad of India, only three left handed batters are there including Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant in the middle order.

It is a slightly edge for Rishabh because every team needs a proper balance and variety in this squad but India has mostly right handed batters in their group.

India Sqaud T20 World Cup 2024

2. Experience of Handling Big Event Pressure 

Since MS Dhoni’s retirement from international cricket, Rishabh became the first choice wicket keeping option for men in blue.

In his 7 years of long international career, this explosive batter has played two T20 World cups, one ODI world cup and one world test championship in June 2021.

Of course, Sanju debut earlier than Rishabh but lack of consistency and bad fortune spoil his early career in Indian team.

1.  A middle-order Magician

This is most important reason which pics Rishabh ahead of Sanju without a doubt.

In the top order batting line up, it is probably impossible for Samson to get a spot in presence of Virat, Rohit and Suryakumar Yadav.

According to stats, No.3 position is best for Sanju to play in T20 cricket. Since 8th edition of IPL, Sanju has scored most runs at no.3 position with the excellent strike rate 145 and average of 38.42.

Sanju Samson at no.3
Credit – Cricket.com

On the other hand, Pant performed top class at number four and number five in IPL 2024 where he scored 446 runs with the strike rate of 155.27 and average of 40.55. 

Rishabh Pant in IPL 2024
Credit – Crickettimes

This point can do Rohit Sharma’s stuff easy as Eno does for a person, who is suffering from acidity.

Conclusion

I hope you paid attention to most of stats and facts mentioned and got to know about best wicketkeeper for India in today match

the but there are also some areas where Rishabh lacks and Sanju shines,

  • International T20 runs
  • Pressure-absorbing skills on the ground

Also Sanju is far better than Rishabh when it comes to driving.

If you have points that we forgot to mention or didn’t explain well then you must write us on comments and share your thoughts with us.

FAQs 

1. Who is the wicket-keeper of the Indian cricket team now?

Rishabh Pant, who made a strong come back through IPL after a deadly car accident, picked up in Indian cricket team after a long interval of 1.5 years.

2. Who is India’s number one wicketkeeper?

After MS Dhoni’s retirement, Rishabh Pant became the no.1 wicketkeeper for India. Since the historic Gabba victory against Australia on January 2021, Rishabh cemented his spot.

3. Who will be the wicket-keeper for India in the T20 World Cup?

Rishabh Pant will be wicket-keeper for India in the T20 World Cup along with Kerla’s Sanju Samson.

4. Who is the wicket-keeper of T20 2024?

Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson is wicket-keeper for India in T20 WC 2024.

5. Will Sanju Samson play the World Cup in 2024?

Yes! Sanju called up for the T20 World Cup 2024 as wicket keeper batter after extraordinary performance in TATA IPL 2024.

6. Who is the youngest wicket-keeper in India?

Pocket-size dynamite Parthiv Patel had made his international debut at the just of just 17.

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