Nasser Hussain says Rishabh pants at age 6 in England are a place too high


Nasser Hussain reckons that goalkeeper Rishabh Pant batting 6th for India in the upcoming five-game test round against England will be too high a place for the 23-year-old in English conditions.

Rishabh Pant is considered a sure-fire starter as India’s wicket-beater-keeper, given his recent batting exploits on the Australian tour and against England at home in the Tests. However, former England skipper Nasser Hussain suggested Rishabh Pant’s play might not be suitable if he beats 6th in English conditions.

Nasser Hussein. (Photo by Gareth Copley / Getty Images)

Nasser Hussain: Rishabh pants at age 6 in England are a place too high

In an interaction, Nasser Hussain also asked if India could afford to play two spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja if the locations are not flat.

“From what I’ve seen from India, if England can get a normal score in the opening innings, with the bowling resources they have, then they should be confident.

“Rishabh Pant at six in England is too high a place. India will need to find a new opener as Shubman Gill has been ruled out and can they afford to pick Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin if the ball moves? If they play on flat, belted grounds, they can.

Rishabh pants.  File |  Photo credit: AFP
Rishabh pants. File | Photo credit: AFP

Rishabh Pant is expected to join the Indian team in Durham soon after testing positive for COVID-19 about a week ago. The wicket keeper remained isolated at home with an acquaintance in the UK.

Rishabh Pant, who had not stayed at the team hotel during the 20-day break, tested positive on July 8. He was asymptomatic and was isolated. Rishabh Pant made a full recovery after completing a 10-day quarantine and a series of negative Covid-19 tests.

The wicket-keeper batsman, however, still needs a few sessions to achieve the maximum physical form that is needed before he starts participating in practice matches with the rest of the squad.

The BCCI medical team had also identified bowling coach Bharat Arun, goalkeeper Wriddhiman Saha and reserve opener Abhimanyu Easwaran as close contacts of Dayanand Garani (jet specialist and masseur), who was in the area. hotel of the team when he tested positive following RT-PCR tests on July 14. The four staff members are undergoing 10-day isolation and will stay in their respective rooms at the team hotel in London.

Nasser Hussain would love a countdown on the pitch to speed up T20 cricket

Nasser Hussain also spoke about the need to speed up the shorter format – T20 cricket and stop unnecessary breaks. The former England skipper has suggested officials could have a ground countdown with the defensive team due to play within that time frame.

“T20 matches are supposed to be short and fun, but I’ve watched matches in India where they always broadcast matches at half past midnight. By taking your child to a game at night, you worry about the trip home; the journey, trains, buses.

Nasser Hussain (Photo by Gareth Copley / Getty Images)
Nasser Hussain (Photo by Gareth Copley / Getty Images)

The 53-year-old added that T20 has to be a quick game as there are too many saves right now.

“We are coming to a point where we are considering this delay, this delay, a DRS, a Covid break, a Covid disinfection, and provide 10 minutes of leeway. No, it must be a quick game. There are too many stops. Yes, you have to have tactics and sometimes the captain has to change the terrain. But if you tinker with too much you must be penalized. I would like a countdown on the ground.

Tennis is one of those sports where a countdown works and players must serve within the time limit. It remains to be seen whether policymakers will heed Nasser Hussain’s advice.

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