Player to watch out for: Ponting lauds Pant ahead of T20 World Series
He'll be one of the players to watch out for in the tournament: Ricky Ponting on Rishabh Pant
Ricky Ponting, the Coach of the Delhi franchise in the Indian T20 League lauded Rishabh Pant for the brand of cricket he plays. Multiple time World Champion feels that he can cause havoc in the upcoming T20 World Series in India and can eventually help India lift their 2nd World Title in T20 cricket.
“He's (Pant) a wonderful player. He is just an outstanding young man who has got the world at his feet and he'll be exceptionally dangerous for India, especially on the wickets we'll provide in Australia... good flat, fast, bouncy wickets. He'll be one of the players to watch out for in the tournament”, said Ponting to a review by the International Cricket Board.
Despite starting as a lower middle order batsman, Pant has proved himself to be a ‘floater’. Coach Ponting feels that to be a perfect position for him. “I reckon having him as a floater. I think I'll probably have him listed at No. 5 somewhere in the batting line-up. But, I think, when some situations come where it gets to a stage where it's 7-8 overs to go and might be 1-2 (wickets) down, then I think I'll look at sending him in and giving him as much time as I possibly can”.
Punter added, “He's that dynamic and explosive player... that's certainly the way I'd look at trying to use him. He was really frustrated with his Indian T20 League performance because he went into the tournament getting better than I've ever seen him bat before, and even by his own admission he said the same thing to me. (In fact), halfway through the tournament he was getting the results that he probably deserved”.
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