Captaincy Decision After Ponting’s Arrival: Sources: If Rishabh Fit, He Captains

Star wicketkeeper of Team India, Rishabh Pant, has regained fitness. It’s not confirmed yet if he will play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Whether Pant will captain Delhi Capitals or not remains unclear.

According to sources from the team management, a decision regarding Pant’s captaincy will be made during the team’s meeting after the arrival of head coach Ricky Ponting. There’s no clarity on this matter as of now. Another source confirmed this and stated that there’s no clarity on Pant’s captaincy yet. A decision on this might be made in the next 4-5 days.

Pant Likely to Captain, Says Team Owner

Delhi Capitals owner Parth Jindal stated that if Rishabh Pant is fit, he will be the captain. The upcoming IPL season commences on March 22. Delhi Capitals will kickstart their campaign against Punjab Kings on March 23 in Mohali.

Pant’s Previous Injury

In December 2022, Pant suffered a severe injury in a car accident. Consequently, he was completely out of cricket. After a lengthy recovery process of 14 months, he is now fit. The BCCI medical team declared him fit for wicketkeeping and batting a day before.

Jay Shah’s Statement

BCCI Secretary Jay Shah mentioned that if Pant can keep wickets in the IPL, he can also be included in our World Cup plans. If he performs well in the IPL, it will be significant for us. He is an important player for us.

Importance of Pant’s Captaincy for the Franchise

Pant’s captaincy is crucial for Delhi as it will benefit the franchise significantly in batting, wicketkeeping, and leadership. Let’s understand this through some key points…

Pant’s Leadership to Boost Team’s Morale

If Pant captains Delhi, the team’s morale will rise. He can strengthen the top order and also finish innings quickly. He can provide more strength to the top order or stabilize the middle-lower order. He is an expert in hitting big shots, so he can also fulfill the role of a finisher in the team.

Sponsor and Broadcaster Demand

Sponsors and broadcasters wish to see Pant’s involvement in this season. He has been away from cricket for 14 months. Fans are eagerly awaiting his return. In such a situation, franchise sponsors and broadcasters want Pant to be seen as a batsman, wicketkeeper, and captain.

BCCI Declares Pant Fit

Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant has passed the fitness test. BCCI had declared him fit. BCCI provided information that Gujarat Titans’ fast bowler Mohammed Shami and Rajasthan Royals’ fast bowler Krishna have been ruled out of the Krishna tournament.

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