IND vs ENG: Indian team tried 8 wicketkeepers after Dhoni, but no one like Rishabh Pant; Understand how in easy language

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IND vs ENG: Indian team tried 8 wicketkeepers after Dhoni, but no one like Rishabh Pant;  Understand how in easy language

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant: The Indian team is clearly missing Rishabh Pant in the Test series being played against England these days. The bat of KS Bharat, who is playing as a wicketkeeper in the series, has been silent in both the matches. He scored 41 runs in the first innings of the first test and 28 runs in the second innings. Apart from this, KS Bharat scored 17 and 6 runs in the second test played in Visakhapatnam. Since Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Test retirement, the Indian team has tried 8 wicketkeepers, but among them only Rishabh Pant has been successful in scoring runs. Since Dhoni’s retirement, Pant has scored more runs than other 7 wicketkeepers in Tests, even though he has been away from cricket for the last one year.

Pant scored 2271 runs
Mahendra Singh Dhoni played the last Test match of his career from 26 to 30 December 2014. Since then, the Indian team has tried Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, KS Bharat, Parthiv Patel, Dinesh Karthik, Naman Ojha and Ishan Kishan as wicketkeepers in Tests. Pant, who made his Test debut in August 2018, has scored 2271 runs in 56 innings of 33 Tests played so far at an average of 43.67. He has also scored 11 half-centuries and 5 centuries in this format. After Dhoni’s retirement, except Pant, other 7 wicketkeepers have scored 1985 runs in 83 innings at an average of 28.8. All these batsmen have scored 9 half-centuries and 4 centuries in 9 years.

Performance of other 7 wicketkeepers after Dhoni’s retirement

  • KL Rahul has played 2 tests so far as a wicketkeeper. During this period, he has scored 113 runs at an average of 37.66 and has also scored 1 century.
  • After Dhoni’s retirement, Wriddhiman Saha played 37 tests. During this period, he has scored 1241 runs at an average of 31.02 and has also scored 3 centuries.
  • KS Bharat, who made his Test debut last year, has scored 221 runs at an average of 20.09 in 12 innings of 7 Tests played so far.
  • After Dhoni’s retirement, Parthiv Patel has scored 251 runs in 5 Tests at an average of 35.85.
  • Dinesh Karthik played 3 tests after Dhoni’s retirement. During this period he scored 25 runs at an average of 5.
  • Ishaan, who made his Test debut in July 2023, has scored 78 runs in 3 innings of the 2 Tests played so far.
  • Naman Ojha, who made his Test debut in September 2015, has scored 56 runs in 2 innings of 1 match.

Tried 3 wicketkeepers in Pant’s absence
Rishabh Pant was injured in a road accident in late 2022. After this he was treated in Mumbai. Pant is away from cricket since December 2022. After Pant’s injury, the Indian team has tried 3 wicketkeepers. During this period, KS Bharat has scored 221 runs in 12 innings at an average of 20.09. Apart from this, KL Rahul as a wicketkeeper has scored 113 runs in 3 innings at an average of 37.66 and Ishan Kishan has scored 78 runs in 3 innings at an average of 78.

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