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Why KL Rahul Keep Wickets In Place Of Pant In 1st ODI Against Bangladesh

The replacement of Rishabh Pant in the first ODI match against Bangladesh draws a massive loss for the Indian cricket team. Though KL Rahul shines with bat and dragged India to a descent score while keeping KL Rahul dropped a catch which literally leads India to loss the match.

Why KL Rahul Keep Wickets In Place Of Pant

Indian cricket team was scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 2 Tests during the India tour of Bangladesh 2022. Ahead of the 1st ODI Pant was released following consultation with the BCCI medical team and no replacement has been sought.

Notably, India will be playing their last Test match of the series while BCCI hosts the IPL 2023 players auction on December 23.

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Rishabh pant

“In consultation with the BCCI Medical Team, Rishabh Pant has been released from the ODI squad. He will join the team ahead of the Test series. No replacement has been sought,” the BCCI said in a statement.

Left-arm spinning all-rounder Axar Patel was not available for selection for the first ODI. According to sources, Axar is nursing a bruised rib after taking a hit while batting at the nets.

Though no specific reason was stated for the 25-year-old Pant’s release, he has been the only first-team all-format player to have not got a break after the T20 World Cup in Australia last month.

The two-match Test series will be played on December 14, and December 22 at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chattogram and Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka.

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