IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant has grown in final 4 months, will do a superb job as DC captain, says Brian Lara

IPL 2021: Rishabh Pant has grown in final 4 months, will do a superb job as DC captain, says Brian Lara

Mumbai: Legendary West Indian batsman Brian Lara believes younger wicketkeeper-batman Rishabh Pant has improved loads in the previous couple of months and can do a superb job in main Delhi Capitals within the ongoing IPL.

The 23-year-old Pant was appointed because the Delhi Capitals skipper following the damage to common captain Shreyas Iyer, which pressured him out of the match.

Pant, a hard-hitting batsman, is within the type of his life and has emerged as a match-winner for India within the sequence in opposition to Australia and England.

“Round 6 months of worldwide cricket for him (Pant) one in opposition to Australia and right here in opposition to England. Now he (Pant) is chargeable for the captaincy due to damage,” Lara, who holds the file for highest particular person rating in Take a look at cricket, mentioned on Star Sports activities’ Choose Dugout present.

“Plus, he does not have the companies of (Anrich) Nortje, (Kagiso) Rabada, and Axar Patel. So, they’re asking a variety of him.

“I feel he has bought a crew that may help him which is most necessary. He has grown within the final 4 months and I feel he’ll do a superb job.”

DC had missed the companies of Rabada and Nortje within the opening recreation as they had been serving the necessary quarantine, whereas Axar is recovering from COVID-19.

Nevertheless, regardless of lacking key gamers, Pant led Delhi Capitals to a profitable begin to their IPL marketing campaign, defeating Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings of their opening match.

The sport additionally noticed the return of Suresh Raina and former India pacer Ajit Agarkar mentioned the return of the skilled batsman will maintain CSK in good stead after struggling final season.

“We noticed their wrestle when he (Raina) wasn’t there final season; he has been prolific for the 13 seasons of IPL. The one factor he brings in is a variety of expertise,” mentioned Agarkar.

“It is such a high-pressure match and also you want the expertise as you go deeper within the match -plus, his runs. They (CSK) shall be hoping that he nonetheless has the shape that was there earlier than.”

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