Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | ePaper
India bring in Rishabh Pant as cover for Shikhar Dhawan
Pant, who had been left out of India's original ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 squad, had been named as one of the stand-bys. According to reports in the Indian media, he will fly into the UK on Thursday, 13 June, to get acclimatised should the need arise for him to be a part of the 15. As an explosive left-handed batsman, with a strike-rate of 130.98 in the five one-day internationals he's played so far, Pant is a like-for-like option to replace Dhawan. He has two hundreds in his nine-Test career, including one in England. He was in good form during the Indian Premier League as well.