WILL BATTING LOWER DOWN HELP PANT MAKE AN IMPACT?
PANT: ENOUGH CHANCES, NOT ENOUGH RESULTS? BUSINESS
Rishabh Pant plays aggressive shots but he is not able to succeed at No. 4. Pant should bat at No. 5 and 6, where you have the license to express yourself. He doesn’t know the right method of scoring runs at No. 4. He is trying to evolve and add different dimensions to his game by rotating the strike but unfortunately, his shot selection has not been great. There are others for No. 4 like Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer. Pant is also under pressure as he is taking MS Dhoni’s place.”
Going purely by the numbers, the answer seems to be a ‘no’. In the past 1 year, for eg, Pant has batted at No. 3 twice, with an average of 45 (boosted by a 40*) and a SR of 132.35. However, in his 14 innings in the past 1 year at No. 4, 5 & 6, he has returns of 207 runs at a poor 17.25 (with a highest of 65*) at a SR of 125.45...