“If Rishabh Pant can keep, he can play the T20 World Cup” – Jay Shah

Rishabh Pant's return to competitive cricket will be eye-catching.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. (Image Credits: Twitter)


BCCI secretary Jay Shah has revealed that Rishabh Pant is in contention for the T20 World Cup 2024. He said the cricketer is doing well with the bat and the gloves in the training sessions.

Shah termed Pant an asset and stated that he could feature in the upcoming mega-event if he can keep wickets for the Men in Blue. However, his selection will highly depend upon his performance in the IPL 2024.

“He is batting well, he is keeping well. He can play the T20 World Cup for us, that will be a big thing for us. He is a big asset for us. If he can keep, he can play in the World Cup. Let’s see how he does in the IPL,” Shah told PTI.

In a major development, the BCCI, on Tuesday, declared the Rishabh Pant fit to keep wickets in the cash-rich league. The medical team assessed him before making the final decision. It is surely a major boost for Delhi Capitals.

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Mohammed Shami and Prasidh Krishna are ruled out of IPL 2024

Apart from Rishabh Pant, the BCCI also provided updates on Mohammed Shami and Prasidh Krishna’s fitness. The board has ruled out both the pacers from participating in the IPL 2024.

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Shami underwent surgery for a heel issue as injections didn’t fix the problem. While his return date is unknown, there are speculations that he might miss the T20 World Cup. Prasidh, on the other hand, had surgery for his left proximal quadriceps tendon and is set to begin the recovery process at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

However, there is no update on KL Rahul’s fitness, who suffered a quadricep tendon injury during the England Test series. He hasn’t played a game since then and might even miss a couple of games at the initial stage of the tournament.

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