Dhoni was final seen in motion in the course of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and has been on a sabbatical ever since. While Rishabh Pant misplaced his spot to KL Rahul resulting from his inconsistency. Manjrekar believes the duo nonetheless have time to get a spot within the nationwide aspect with an excellent present within the IPL and take part within the ICC T20 World Cup in 2021.
Sanjay Manjrekar mentioned on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected, “Rishabh Pant gets 2 IPLs to stake a claim, Dhoni will be playing 2 IPLs. So it will be fun.”
“The last time we saw the Indian T20 team it looked a certain way but there is going to be at least 2 IPLs I think before the next T20 World Cup. So you will have a lot of these performances coming and changing the dynamics a little bit. People who feel cemented or established in the team, will all be challenged. It will be wonderful to watch, people like Rahul who at the moment looks a certainty,” Manjrekar added additional.
Talking about younger weapons Pant and Sanju Samson, Manjrekar mentioned the duo possess the expertise and sophistication however they definitely have to convert these possibilities to cement their spot.
“People like Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson, for me as an analyst watching the players and trying to make an assessment, sometimes predictions go right or wrong, they are both slightly enigmatic for me,” Manjrekar said additional.
“Rishabh Pant, definitely there is something there. There is an X-factor and he will suddenly win you games in 10 minutes, that you thought you were losing. Sanju Samson as well, the kind of batting that he has got when he is on song, he just takes your breath away,” he claimed.
“But finally, consistency and generally winning performances is important, there is so much cricket happening and people clamouring for a batting position. Talent is there, class is there, potential is there but finally, I am going to look at Sanju Samson’s performances and Rishabh Pant’s numbers as well to make a judgement on them,” Manjrekar added.
The IPL 2020 will start on September 19 and the Mumbaikar opined each Pant and Samson want to indicate consistency.
“So, it is another big IPL and all everyone wants from them is consistency. It can’t be one good innings and then 3-4 failures where it seems that you have just thrown it away,” he added.
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