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India’s aggressive wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was a notable omission from the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Moreover, the 21-year old’s impressive run in the recently concluded edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) consisted of 488 runs from 16 games at 37.53 which also allowed the voices in his favor to gain momentum.

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly recently became a part of the debate as he decided to share his two cents on the subject. After working with the belligerent batsman in India’s premier domestic T20 competition, Sourav is of the view that the Haridwar born player should have been playing the mega-event. The 46-year old refrained to name the player who Pant should have replaced but vouched for his inclusion in the national team since the flat English decks suits the former Under-19 player.

“Pant is surely an exciting talent which was evident from the way he batted in IPL. I believe India will miss him at the World Cup. I don’t know in whose place, but he will surely be missed,” said by the advisor of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals.

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