Rishabh Pant is a healthy headache for team India- Chief selector Prasad

Last Updated: Feb 11 2019 17:20

CRICKET- Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant is well on his way to be part of the Indian squad for the 2019 World Cup after a successful outing in Australia and New Zealand.

Indian team’s chief selector MSK Prasad is all praise for Pant and remarked, “Undoubtedly he (Pant) is in contention. A healthy headache. The progression of Rishabh in the last one year is phenomenal across the formats. What we actually felt is he needs a bit of maturity now, gain more experience.”

Prasad also talked about Ajinkya Rahane and Vijay Shankar and said the duo are also in contention for World Cup.

India will now host Australia for five ODIS and 2 T20Is as part of preparation for the World Cup. The series starts on February 24.

The 2019 ICC World Cup is to be played in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July.