When Yuvraj struck six sixes in 2007, we witnessed how well Gambhir played: Raina argues for Pant to be included in India’s World T20 XI.

India has chosen their preferred wicketkeeper in advance. Dinesh Karthik is here. However, is there room for Rishabh Pant to play as a specialist batter? Given his present performance and the shortage of middle-order players in India, it is doubtful. But the fact that he bats left-handed may work in his favor. The only left-handed batter in the top four spots is him. The second left-handed player in India’s T20 World Cup lineup is Axar Patel, an all-rounder who will bat no higher than No. 6. Because of this, according to former Indian batter Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma and company could consider using Pant as a different alternative.

Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh, two of Raina’s former colleagues who played a key role in India’s lone T20 World Cup-winning run in the 2007 inaugural tournament in South Africa, were cited as examples. While Yuvraj played match-winning innings against England, including the six sixes against Stuart Broad in the Super Six stage and in the semifinal against Australia, Gambhir, who used to open the batting with Virender Sehwag, was India’s leading scorer of the tournament and was the top run-getter in the final against Pakistan.” Dinesh Karthik has put up strong performances and has been in fantastic condition. But having left-handed hitter Rishabh Pant in the side gives you that extra edge since he bats that way. In the 2007 T20 World Cup, Gautam Gambhir’s performance was on display. Having six 6s, Yuvraj Singh. Then, each of them had a significant impact on the 2011 World Cup. Therefore, in my opinion, hitting with your left hand provides you an edge “When asked to select between Pant and Karthik, Raina said NDTV.

Raina, who himself is regarded as one of the best left-handed middle-order batters to have ever played white-ball cricket for India, said Pant is someone who can hit the ball for a six from ball one.

“Rishabh is skilled at hitting sixes right away. If given the opportunity, he will succeed without a doubt “Raina tacked on.

In the Super 12 round of the T20 World Cup, India will compete against Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh, and the two qualifiers.