India T20 WC Squad – Adam Gilchrist Now Rishabh Pant Fan: Rishabh Pant gets another name in his growing list of…
India T20 WC Squad – Adam Gilchrist is now a Rishabh Pant fan: Rishabh Pant has got another name in his growing list of fans. This time the name is very special. Batting legend Adam Gilchrist hailed Panth as the most exciting cricketer in the world right now, the world’s most feared and successful wicketkeeper. According to Gilchrist, he is looking forward to watching Pant in the T20 World Cup in Australia: Follow Indian cricket live updates with InsideSport.IN
“I like left-handed wicketkeeper batsmen. And Rishabh Pant is a dangerous player who can produce unexpected results. He is the most exciting cricketer in the world right now. He is an aggressive player.” Gilchrist Dr.
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India T20 WC squad: Legend Adam Gilchrist is now a big fan of Rishabh Pant, calling him ‘the most exciting cricketer in the world right now’
How are Rishabh Pant’s numbers with Gilchrist in different formats?
Rishabh Pant vs Adam Gilchrist T20? Both Gilchrist and Pant’s T20 numbers are similar. However, the former Australian played only 13 T20Is before calling it quits. His numbers are a mixed bag though. He scored 272 runs off 192 balls at an average of 22.67.
On the other hand, even in the shortest format, the number of pants is not less. He played 51 T20Is and scored 782 runs at an average of 22.34.
Rishabh Pant vs Adam Gilchrist in Test: Both the players have a dream Test record. Walking in at number seven in the Test format, both players attacked from the word go and changed the complexion of the game.
- Gilchrist in Test Matches: Gilchrist redefined the role of the wicketkeeper batsman in the 90s and early 2000s. He ended his Test career with 5570 runs in 96 Tests at an amazing average of 47.61 and a strike rate of 81.96.
- Test match pants: On the other hand, Pant became the fastest Indian wicketkeeper to reach the 2000 Tests landmark in just 31 Tests. He has already scored 5 centuries.
Rishabh Pant vs Adam Gilchrist in ODIs: In the ODI format, Pant finally opened fire and scored his maiden ODI century against England. Gilchrist truly owned the 50-over format as an opener. He destroyed the bowling attack and scored 9619 runs with 16 centuries.
India T20 WC squad: Fails to crack pant code in T20s, but Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting back him to succeed
With just 12 T20 games left, Pant needs to fire up and find form ahead of the World T20. While some pundits question his place in the T20 World Cup squad, alongside Gilchrist, Ricky Ponting has backed the youngster’s inclusion.
The Aussie cricketing great feels that he will be an X-factor player for India in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia.
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