Pant has dropped in form unfortunately and his score in the last nine innings in the two white balls is 10, 15, 11, 6, 6, 3, 9, 9 and 27.
But India’s reserve captain Shikhar Dhawan takes a different approach to the problem and fully supports Pant, who he considers a proven “match winner” and deserves full support from the team leadership while he He was going through a difficult time.
“Overall, you have to see the bigger picture and who wins in your match. You analyze and make your decisions based on that,” Dhawan said during the post-match interaction.
Known for his pomp, Pant played many winning shots in the Cricket Trials but was unable to repeat his success in the limited rounds. Left-hander Pant continued his patch as he misplaced a rising serve to get out with 16 10 balls as India 219 in the third ODI and also the final against New Zealand in Christchurch.
On the other hand, Samson shined in limited opportunities and performed impressively in the home ODIs match against South Africa last month. The Kerala stumbles after doing 36 in the first ODI in Auckland. However, Dhawan asks Samson to wait for his chance.
Dhawan said it was “not difficult” to be captain while making tough choices, such as choosing Pant over Samson.
“Of course, Sanju Samson has performed very well in any opportunity he gets.
“But sometimes you have to wait for your chance, because the other player has performed well and we know based on his (Pant’s) skill that he is the winner of the match. So, you need to support him when he’s not doing well.”
India won the first leg of T20 with a score of 1-0 while the home team led ODI by an identical margin. However, it was Rain who was the clear winner in a series of six whiteball games with three eliminations. A match is decided by the Duckworth/Lewis method.
“It’s frustrating. We can’t control the rain. But yes, we have a chance and a chance to discuss our flaws, where we can improve. We discuss and analyze all of them. all of that,” said Dhawan.
“The cohesion of the whole team will be the most positive for us. The main team will now play in Bangladesh. But if one or two people can get injured, the experience will come in handy there. Young players in this series there will be a chance,” Dhawan said. also part of the ODI series under the usual captain Rohit Sharma.
Filming begins on December 4.
(With PTI input)