Before their Super 12 Group 2 encounter against South Africa on Sunday in Perth, India’s batting coach Vikram Rathour said that India is not even contemplating the possibility of dismissing KL Rahul after only two poor innings in the T20 World Cup. Vice-captain Rahul of India has scored 1 off 4 against Pakistan and 9 off 12 against the Netherlands. The management of the Indian squad will be worried more by Rahul’s hesitant attitude to the innings at the top of the order than it will be about the results. Rather, though, didn’t reveal anything in his remarks. He said categorically that there was no risk of losing the fashionable right-hander.

“No. We don’t have it off our minds “For the time being, Rathour rejected the inclusion of Pant. “In any case, I don’t believe that sample size is sufficient. He has been hitting the ball quite well lately and has performed well in practice games. Consequently, nothing is changing “Rathour made this statement at the Saturday presser before the game.

Although Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, and Suryakumar Yadav have started in this format, India does not have any designated opener in their World Cup lineup.

Even though Pant is a match-winning machine, it is challenging to have both Dinesh Karthik and him in the same starting lineup. There is also the little possibility that Karthik, 37, would be left out of the starting lineup now that the organization has recruited him for a particular position.

Because there are just 11 players available, Rathour said, “I know and realize Rishabh is a wonderful player and we know he can be devastating against any opponent. Rathour attempted to lessen the damage, but it was obvious that Pant was not even on their minds.