Ahead of the IPL return Good news for DC: Rishabh Pant plays a warm-up match in Alur

The wicketkeeper and batsman of team India, Rishabh Pant, is back in cricket. The wicketkeeper-batter has begun playing warm-up matches as part of his rehabilitation. In one such match arranged by the National Cricket Academy, Pant played a match in Alur, near Bengaluru. And that’s good news for the Delhi Capitals, as Rishabh Pant is nearing a return to competitive cricket and could be fit for the IPL 2024.
After a near-fatal car crash on December 30, 2022, Rishabh Pant has been out for 15 months. He had his ligament in the right knee reconstructed. Earlier this month, BCCI sent Rishabh to London to consult a specialist.
However, as per a report, Rishabh Pant won’t be keeping wickets anytime soon. He will return solely as a batter for the Delhi Capitals.
But despite returning as a batter, he is set to replace David Warner as the Delhi Capitals captain in IPL 2024. Warner led DC last season with Rishabh Pant out.
The good news is that Rishabh Pant does not have any problems with mobility. He has done the running drills well. There was no problem running between the wickets either. However, since he had a major surgery to reconstruct all three ligaments on the right knee, wicketkeeping is still some time away. The reason is that Pant will have to stand in a squatting position during a match.


Feb 20, 2024 11:16 AM