Ponting believes this India player will be ‘extraordinarily dangerous’ in T20 WC
Legendary Australian batsman Ricky Ponting said that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant will be one of the players to watch during the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year.
“He’s amazing… talk about great guys. He’s just an outstanding youngster who has put the world on its feet. He’ll be exceptionally dangerous for India, especially on the wickets that we have in Australia.” Will prepare you for T20 World Cup) – good, fast, flat, bouncy wickets. He will definitely be one of the players to watch in the tournament,” said Ponting on the latest episode of ICC Review.
Regarding his batting position, Ponting believes that Team India will use him as a floater in the T20I squad.
In the latest episode of The ICC Review, Ricky Ponting praised India’s Rishabh Pant and his potential impact in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
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“I think he would have that as a floater. He would have listed (him) at five in the batting line-up. But in some situations, if he gets to a stage where there are seven-eight overs And they’re down one or two, they’ll try to send him in and give him as much time as he can. He’s that dynamic, and he’s explosive. That’s definitely the way I’ll try to use him , “They said.
The veteran batsman also believes that spinner Kuldeep Yadav can replicate his good performances shown during his time with Delhi Capitals in IPL 2022 for India as well.
Kuldeep was the top wicket-taker for DC with 21 wickets in 13 matches and was among the top five on the bowling charts in IPL 2022.
“He was one of my goals in going to auction because I’ve seen how good he’s been in the past. His skills had gone nowhere. It was a matter of really getting close to him and working him as one.” person. Try and set up an environment and training regime for that and try to bring out the best in that,” he said.
“We all really worked closely with him. Wato (Shane Watson) worked a lot especially with him on the mental side of the game, and we got some really good returns from him. His name will come up, I’m sure, Because that’s something that’s a little different – a left-arm leg-spinner,” he added.
On Virat Kohli’s current form, the legendary batsman is sure that Kohli will sort out his technical or mental issues very quickly, considering how professional he is. Since his last international ton in November 2019, Kohli has played 63 international games and scored 2,478 runs at an average of 37.
“It (poor form) is going to happen to everyone at some stage or the other. Virat had probably scored 10 or 12 years where there weren’t many downs. But there was a lot of talk and speculation around the IPL as to how much. Tired and he might be burnt out. It’s up to him to work and assess and find ways to improve, whether it’s a technical thing or a mental thing. I’m sure he, being a complete professional, that he can make it work Will do it out and work it out very quickly,” he said.
“One thing I know from experience is that often you as a player deceive yourself that you’re not really tired, that you’re not tired, either physically or mentally. You’re always training. you always find a way to prepare yourself for the game it’s not until you really stop and for a few days you realize how much you Tired and weary.
“So it may be where Virat Kohli is right now, but I’m pretty sure he won’t be down for very long,” he added.