KS Bharat: Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill out of Team India, wicketkeeper KS Bharat gets chance: Wicketkeeper batsmen Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill have been dropped from the Indian team from the current Test series. Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill, who were out of the playing eleven in the Pink Ball Test match against Bangladesh, have been released from the team to play the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. Wicket-keeper batsman KS Bharat has got a place in the team in place of Rishabh Pant.
KS Bharat, emerging as the prolific wicketkeeper batsman of Andhra Pradesh team, has been included in the Test team for the first time. However, his chances of playing are extremely low, as Wriddhiman Saha is associated with the team in the last Test match of 2019, being played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. At the same time, if something happens to them in the middle match, then they can do wicketkeeping and batsmen, whose chances are very less.
Let me tell you, Rishabh Pant is not a part of Indian playing XI from South Africa series. At the same time, Shubman Gill remains the bench strength of Team India in both the series. In such a situation, BCCI has released him from the team, who will represent their team in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Rishabh Pant will be seen playing these T20 tournaments for Delhi team, while Shubman Gill will be seen playing from Punjab team.
KS Bharat has made it to the Test team, who has so far scored 3909 runs in 69 First Class matches at an average of 37.58, including a triple century, 8 centuries and 20 fifties. At the same time, in 51 List A matches, Kona Shrikar Bharat has scored 1351 runs at an average of close to 28, including 3 centuries and 5 half-centuries. Apart from this, he has 615 runs in 43 T20 matches. 26-year-old KS Bharat is considered to be the top-ranked wicketkeeper.