Rishabh Pant comeback before T20 World Cup and IPL 2024

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Rishabh Pant comeback before T20 World Cup and IPL 2024: Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting said Rishabh Pant is confident of making a full return to competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League (IPL) just months ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Rishabh Pant, a key player of the Indian team, missed international and domestic cricket after being injured in a horrific car accident in December 2022.

He missed major international events for India including the ICC World Test Championship final and ICC men’s cricket. World Cup in 2023. After a tough road to recovery, Pant was confident of being fully fit and playing a major role in the upcoming season of IPL.

The T20 competition will be the last tour for India’s international players before the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and the United States.

Speaking in Melbourne after unveiling his appointment as the coach of Washington Freedom (a Major League Cricket franchise), Ponting – the coach of Delhi Capitals, the team captained by Pant – spoke about the 26-year-old’s chances in the upcoming edition.

Ponting said, “Rishabh is confident that he will play the right way.” “In what capacity, we are not sure yet. You must have seen all the social media content, he is active and doing good work.”

“But, having said that, we are also only six weeks away from the first game. So we are not sure if we will get wicketkeeping from him this year. I guarantee if I asked him right now he would say, ‘ I’m playing every game, I’m guarding every game and I’m batting at No. 4.”

“He’s exactly the same, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed. He’s obviously our captain. We missed him incredibly last year.” ‘Second phase of life’—Rishabh Pant bares his soul in an interview after the fatal accident.

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Ponting said that any contribution from Pant would be a bonus for the Capitals.

“If you understand his journey over the last 12-13 months, it was a horrific incident. I know he feels very lucky to have survived, let alone get the chance to play cricket again.

“We’ll just keep our fingers crossed and hope he’s able to come in there and play. Even if it’s not all the games, if we can manage to get him through 10 out of 14 games or whatever, that’s what you You can also get the game, that will be a bonus.”

A successful appearance in the IPL will be a litmus test for Pant before his eventual comeback into the national team.

The Indian management will be optimistic that the player who has scored 4123 runs and 25 fifty-plus scores in international cricket while playing multiple roles for the team can contribute in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

The upcoming showpiece event will take place from June 1 to June 29, with India playing their first match against Ireland on June 5.

T20 World Cup 2024 Schedule

Date Match Group/Stage Venue
June 1, Saturday USA vs Canada Group A Dallas
June 2, Sunday West Indies vs Papua New Guinea Group C Guyana
June 2, Sunday Namibia vs Oman Group B Barbados
June 3, Monday Sri Lanka vs South Africa Group D New York
June 3, Monday Afghanistan vs Uganda Group C Guyana
June 4, Tuesday England vs Scotland Group B Barbados
June 4, Tuesday Netherlands vs Nepal Group D Dallas
June 5, Wednesday India vs Ireland Group A New York
June 5, Wednesday Papua New Guinea vs Uganda Group C Guyana
June 5, Wednesday Australia vs Oman Group B Barbados
June 6, Thursday USA vs Pakistan Group A Dallas
June 6, Thursday Namibia vs Scotland Group B Barbados
June 7, Friday Canada vs Ireland Group A New York
June 7, Friday New Zealand vs Afghanistan Group C Guyana
June 7, Friday Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Group D Dallas
June 8, Saturday Netherlands vs South Africa Group D New York
June 8, Saturday Australia vs England Group B Barbados
June 8, Saturday West Indies vs Uganda Group C Guyana
June 9, Sunday India vs Pakistan Group A New York
June 9, Sunday Oman vs Scotland Group B Antigua and Barbuda
June 10, Monday South Africa vs Bangladesh Group D New York
June 11, Tuesday Pakistan vs Canada Group A New York
June 11, Tuesday Sri Lanka vs Nepal Group D Lauderhill
June 11, Tuesday Australia vs Namibia Group B Antigua and Barbuda
June 12, Wednesday USA vs India Group A New York
June 12, Wednesday West Indies vs New Zealand Group C Trinidad and Tobago
June 13, Thursday England vs Oman Group B Antigua and Barbuda
June 13, Thursday Bangladesh vs Netherlands Group D Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 13, Thursday Afghanistan vs Papua New Guinea Group C Trinidad and Tobago
June 14, Friday USA vs Ireland Group A Lauderhill
June 14, Friday South Africa vs Nepal Group D Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 14, Friday New Zealand vs Uganda Group C Trinidad and Tobago
June 15, Ssturday India vs Canada Group A Lauderhill
June 15, Saturday Namibia vs England Group B Antigua and Barbuda
June 15, Saturday Australia vs Scotland Group B Saint Lucia
June 16, Sunday Pakistan vs Ireland Group A Lauderhill
June 16, Sunday Bangladesh vs Nepal Group D Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 16, Sunday Sri Lanka vs Netherlands Group D Saint Lucia
June 17, Monday New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea Group C Trinidad and Tobago
June 17, Monday West Indies vs Afghanistan Group C Saint Lucia
June 19, Wednesday A2 vs D1 Group 2 Antigua and Barbuda
June 19, Wednesday B1 vs C2 Group 2 Saint Lucia
June 20, Thursday C1 vs A1 Group 1 Barbados
June 20, Thursday B2 vs D2 Group 1 Antigua and Barbuda
June 21, Friday B1 vs D1 Group 2 Saint Lucia
June 21, Friday A2 vs C2 Group 2 Barbados
June 22, Saturday A1 vs D2 Group 1 Antigua and Barbuda
June 22, Saturday C1 vs B2 Group 1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 23, Sunday A2 vs B1 Group 2 Barbados
June 23, Sunday C2 vs D1 Group 2 Antigua and Barbuda
June 24, Monday B2 vs A1 Group 1 Saint Lucia
June 24, Monday C1 vs D1 Group 1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
June 26, Wednesday TBD Semi-final 1 Guyana
June 27, Thursday TBD Semi-final 2 Trinidad and Tobago
June 29, Saturday TBD Final Barbados

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