IND vs BAN: There comes breaking news right from the house of BCCI. India’s designated wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been released from the ODI Series on Sunday. There were a lot of speculations that disciplinary or COVID-19 situations are the possible reasons behind Rishabh Pant’s release from the ODI squad. However, the real reason is still unknown as BCCI & team management are silent about it.
When KL Rahul was asked about the reason for Pant’s release he too couldn’t answer the question. He said that he is not sure about the reason for Pant’s release & he got to know about the same in the dressing room. He further added to his statement that the medical team of BCCI would be perfect to answer this question.
IND vs BAN: Rishabh Pant is expected to return for the Test Series
As per the reports, Pant has asked the team management to be released from the ODI series. He spoke to Captain Rohit Sharma & Rahul Dravid about the same right on his arrival in Dhaka from New Zealand. He was in Dhaka for a day & has participated in the net session just a day before leaving Dhaka. But what’s the exact reason behind the dismissal of Rishabh Pant after reaching Dhaka is still unknown.
But it’s confirmed that there are no disciplinary issues or no COVID-19 situations for Pant seeking immediate release from the ODI squad. However, the board hasn’t named any replacement for Pant as he will return for the Test Series beginning on December 14. Also with Ishan Kishan already a part of India’s touring squad the management didn’t feel the need of announcing any replacement.
BCCI confirmed Pant’s release through an Official Release. Let’s have a look at it
Another major absentee from the IND vs BAN 1st ODI was their star all-rounder Axar Patel. As per BCCI’s release, Axar is not available for selection for the first ODI as he was hit hard on his ribs while batting in the nets & thus had to miss the first ODI. However, no serious injury is reported as such & he will probably return for the next ODI fixtures. Meanwhile, there is no clarity over the availability of Mohammed Shami for the Test series as he hasn’t traveled to Bangladesh. Currently, he is at NCA in Bengaluru rehabilitating after sustaining a shoulder injury. Any update on his availability will be given after receiving feedback from NCA.