Sanju Samson Or Rishabh Pant? Yuvraj Singh Names His Wicket-keeper Choice For T20 World Cup

For the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies, India has picked Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson as the two prime wicket-keepers. Samson has amassed 521 runs for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL at an impressive average of 52.10, with a striking rate of 155.52. Meanwhile, Pant has scored 446 runs at an average of 40.55 and a strike rate of 155.40 while captaining Delhi Capitals.

However, do not forget that India has a strong composition of batters and bowlers and only one in between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson will make it into the playing XI. Meanwhile, the former Indian batter Yuvraj Singh has also picked his choice and said that he will go with Rishabh Pant.

While speaking to ICC, Yuvraj Singh said, “I’d probably go for Rishabh. Sanju is also in great form, but Rishabh (is a) left-hander.”

He further added,” I believe that Rishabh has massive potential to win games for India, which he has done in the past. Lot more in Test cricket, and he’s (Pant) someone who I feel can be a match-winner on the big stage.”

Hardik Pandya’s return as captain for the Mumbai Indians has been disappointing, with the all-rounder facing challenges both as captain and batter. However, Yuvraj Singh said that Hardik Pandya will make a strong comeback and he will add value to the Indian Playing XI in the World Cup 2024.

“Well, the good thing is that the selection has been made. (Selectors see) how players have performed in international cricket and then they look at IPL form. Just not the IPL form,” Yuvraj noted. “Because if you look at the IPL form, Hardik’s not done well. Looking at his background for India, what he’s done for India, he must be in the squad.”

He further added,”I think his bowling is going to be important, and his fitness is going to be important. And I think he might do something really special in this World Cup.”

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