Much has been done about the decision to send explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant to England to take the place of injured Shikhar Dhawan, but now it has been learned that the selection committee and team management were not on the same page as he became a member India & # 39; s World Cup squadron as "cover".
It appears that team management was never interested in a substitute, including Pant, rather than hoping that Shikhar Dhawan would get fit for the business end of the tournament.
Chance on Dhawan to achieve match fitness, however, looks grim at the moment. Team management looks at cases where athletes have recovered faster than expected.
On the eve of the game against New Zealand, assistant coach Sanjay Bangar said that Dhawan is so "precious" that skipper Virat Kohli and head trainer Ravi Shastri are willing to wait, even if the opener is fit for the final competition match against Sri Lanka. 6th of July.
The three selectors – chairman MSK Prasad, Devang Gandhi and Sarandeep Singh – are currently in England and "wanted to immediately announce a replacement," PTI reported.
"… But the team management was opposed to the idea because a replacement would have meant that Dhawan would have practically no chance to make it when India enters the semi-finals. Look at his hands. It's plastered and things aren't great," a BCCI source, familiar with the development, told PTI about the conditions of anonymity.
Former off-spinner Sarandeep seems to be an extensive part of the team because he can always be found in his clothes and quite active during training sessions.
Regarding Pant, a final decision was made when team management was convinced that it would need a backup if the situation worsened.
"He (Pant) bats in the middle order, and clearly a left-handed (also) helps, he was also called in standby, so the team management has gone and chose him for the order," Bangar said.
The delay in officially announcing Pant as coverage even after the team management and the selectors had agreed, was due to the necessary clarifications that the BCCI had to obtain from the administrators and office holders. The BCCI logistics team starts working as soon as all approvals have been implemented. Pant would take a flight from Delhi to Manchester on Thursday.
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