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Selectors and team management differed on Pant's status


NOTTINGHAM: The selection committee and the group management were not on the similar page over Rishabh Pant joining India's World Cup squad as 'cover' for the injured Shikhar Dhawan, it has been learnt.

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It has emerged that the group management used to be by no means excited about any replacement, including Pant, as a substitute hoping for Shikhar Dhawan to get are compatible for the trade end of the match.

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Chances of Dhawan achieving fit health, then again, glance grim in this day and age. The group management is looking as much as the cases the place athletes have recovered sooner than expected.

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On the eve of the fit against New Zealand, assistant coach Sanjay Bangar mentioned that Dhawan is so "precious" that skipper Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri are prepared to wait even if the opener is are compatible for the final league sport against Sri Lanka on July 6.

The three selectors - chairman MSK Prasad, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh -- are these days in England and "wanted to announce a replacement straightaway".

"... But the team management seemed against the idea as a replacement would have meant that Dhawan would practically have no chance of making it if India goes into the semi-finals. Look at his hand. It's plastered and things are not great," a BCCI supply, aware of the improvement, mentioned on prerequisites of anonymity.

Former off-spinner Sarandeep seems to be a longer a part of the group as he's always present in its attire and beautiful energetic throughout coaching periods.


Regarding Pant, a last resolution used to be arrived at when the group management used to be satisfied that it might desire a back-up if the location turns worse.


"He (Pant) bats in the middle-order, and obviously being a left-hander (also) helps. He was picked as a stand-by as well. So the team management has gone and picked him," Bangar mentioned.


The lengthen in officially announcing Pant as cover even after the group management and selectors had agreed used to be because of the necessary clearances that the BCCI needed to procure from the administrators and office-bearers.


The BCCI logistics group begins functioning as soon as the entire approvals are in position. Pant can be taking a flight from Delhi to Manchester on Thursday.


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