Aggressive wicket- keeper batsman and touted to take over from the great Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant will be flying to England soon as a cover for the injured opener Shikhar Dhawan in the World Cup squad.
Pant, whose omission from the original squad became a topic of heated debates given his stupendous form in the past one year, will reach Nottingham on Wednesday.
His arrival will be a day before India’s game against New Zealand and he won’t be considered a replacement till the time the team management takes a final call on Dhawan’s availability for the rest of the tournament.
As of now, the team management has not asked for any replacement for Dhawan and hoping that he gets fit . Pant has been called up as a standby in-case Dhawan’s injury takes time to heal or his recovery doesn’t go to plans.
Dhawan is set to miss two key matches against New Zealand on June 13 and the much hyped up clash against Pakistan June 16. Team India will be hoping that he gets fit by the time match against Afghanistan on June 22 and West Indies on June 27 comes up . If Dhawan is ruled out of the tournament then only Pant will be available for selection and getting chance in the playing eleven.