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Indian wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been left out of the World Cup squad after selectors went with the experience of Dinesh Karthik ahead of him. The youngster had a brilliant 2018 as he scored runs for India in all formats.

Currently playing for the Delhi Capitals (DC), New Zealand opening batsman Colin Munro has said that players like Pant are vital to the T20 format as he takes charge of the game no matter which position he is batting at.

“Rishabh knows his game so well. Whether he is going to bat at number 4, 5 or 6, he plays the same way and that's okay, we need those players in the T20 format to just go out there and try to take the bull by the horns from ball one,” said Munro.

Fans have been surprised by the omission of Pant from the World Cup squad as many felt that the youngster had done enough to book a place on the flight to England.

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