Risabh Pant is a part of our World Cup plans: MSK Prasad

Rishabh Pant is a “champion cricketer in the making”.Risabh Pant is very much in for the 2019 India’s World Cup plans , says chairman of selector MSK Prasad.
“Rishabh Pant played three T20Is and four Test matches in Australia and that had an impact on his body,” Prasad told PTI. “He needed complete rest for two weeks and then we will take a call on how many matches he will play against England Lions. Let me put it straight, he is very much in our World Cup plans. He is a champion player in the making and even he is not fully aware the kind of potential he has.”
“Ravi and Virat had advised him to put his head down and respect the match situation, and he did exactly that,” Prasad said, referring to the 21-year-old’s century in the fourth Test in Sydney. “He proved that he can switch gears seamlessly. When we picked him for Tests, experts were skeptical about his keeping but 11 catches in a Test, record dismissals in Australia series proves that selection committee is vindicated.”
MSK Prasad Chief Selector(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

On the selection of young Shubman Gill ,Prasad said, “Shubman is comfortable both opening the innings as well as playing in the middle-order. For New Zealand series, we are looking at him as the reserve opener behind Shikhar and Rohit . I won’t comment if he will make it to World Cup but he was phenomenal as an opener for India A in New Zealand.”
On the selection of young Shubman Gill ,Prasad said, “Shubman is comfortable both opening the innings as well as playing in the middle-order. For New Zealand series, we are looking at him as the reserve opener behind Shikhar and Rohit . I won’t comment if he will make it to World Cup but he was phenomenal as an opener for India A in New Zealand.”
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  1. Really…i think its all politics going on in team.As far as team is concerned dhoni is in playing 11 in every wc match.rishab pant is no way closer to msd.he is just a ballboy until and unless mahi retires.

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