Rishabh Pant replaced by Wriddhiman Saha in 1st Test – South Africa vs India

Rishabh Pant’s struggled in the away West Indies series, and the home series against South Africa, has raised a lot of question on the youngster’s ability to replace MS Dhoni as India’s first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman. The 21-year-old scored just 4 and 19, in the two T20Is against Proteas, and also failed to get runs on the board in the Test series against West Indies earlier this month.

Now, according to report, Saha is set to replace Pant when India plays with South Africa in the 1st Test at Vizag from October. Young India wicketkeeper-batsman Pants form with the bat has become a concern for the team management and the 21-year-old might lose his Test spot to veteran gloves man Wriddhiman Saha in the upcoming series against South Africa.

According to sources cited by Times of India, The selectors are in a mood to give one final chance to pant in the first Test, but the team management coach wants Saha to play from the start of the series itself.

He added Pant is different; he is world class and is a brutal match-winner. All your media reports and all the experts writing (but) Pant is in great space with this Indian team. Experts, they have a job, they can speak. Pant is a special kid and he has already done enough. And he is only going to learn. This team management will back him to the hilt.

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