Rishabh Pant is one of the biggest match-winners in Indian cricket right now. He has made a name for himself with his magnificent performances for the Delhi-based franchise in the IPL. The southpaw held the record for the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in the IPL history for a long time before KL Rahul broke that earlier this year.
Pant has been sensational for the Delhi Capitals. However, his form was not the same this year. He had been struggling to clear the boundaries. Since he is still young and being groomed to become the next big thing in Indian cricket, the Delhi Capitals were backing him to perform well. However, ahead of the IPL 2020 match against the Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals surprisingly excluded Rishabh Pant from their playing XI.
In his place, Alex Carey will keep the wickets tonight. To maintain the overseas spots balance, the team management dropped Shimron Hetmyer and brought Ajinkya Rahane in the playing XI. The fans are wondering why did Delhi Capitals pull off this move. Finally, the reason behind it is known.
The reason why Rishabh Pant is not playing against MI in IPL 2020
Rishabh Pant was spotted limping during the match between Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals. It seemed like it was just soreness, but it seems like the injury is serious. During the toss time, Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer said the following words in his brief interview before the match against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020:
“We are looking to bat first. I think we are doing pretty well while defending. The ground factor also plays an important role. Two changes – Alex Carey comes in for Hetmyer. Rahane comes in for Pant who got injured in the last game. The wicket looks amazing, we hope it gets slower in the second innings.”
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