New Delhi. Rishabh Pant’s batting is being discussed the most at this time. He could not perform anything special in the T20 World Cup. After this, he was made the vice-captain for the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand (IND vs NZ). But here also they could not show the game as expected. The ODI series between India and New Zealand started on Friday. Batting first, Team India has scored 306 runs for 7 wickets. Shreyas Iyer got out in the last over after scoring 80 runs off 76 balls. Hit 4 fours and 4 sixes. Opener batsman Shubman Gill scored 50 and captain Shikhar Dhawan also scored 72 runs.
Rishabh Pant was bowled by fast bowler Lockie Ferguson after scoring 15 runs off 23 balls in the first ODI. Hit 2 fours. He was not looking in rhythm from the beginning. Earlier, he had scored 6 and 11 runs in 2 matches of the T20 series. That is, he has been able to score only 32 runs in 3 matches so far on the tour. Talking about the T20 World Cup, Pant scored 3 against Zimbabwe and 6 against England in the semi-finals.
Sanju scored 36 runs
Sanju Samson was also in the squad for the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand. But he did not get a chance in a single match in T20. In the first match of the ODI series, he scored 36 runs off 38 balls. Hit 4 fours. He made a big partnership of 94 runs with Shreyas Iyer for the 5th wicket to take the score beyond 250 runs. That is, he scored 36 runs in a single innings in New Zealand, while Pant could not reach here in 3 innings.
If we look at Sanju Samson’s ODI record, he has scored 330 runs in 10 innings at an average of 66. Has scored 2 half-centuries. The strike rate is 105. Has played the biggest innings of 86 not out. Talking about Pant, he has scored 855 runs in 25 innings at an average of 36. Scored one century and 5 half-centuries. 125 not out is the best score.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 25, 2022, 10:48 IST