T20 World Cup 2024: Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson, who will be India's wicket-keeper for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024
T20 World Cup 2024 Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson | Image Credit: X.com(@IPLT20)

T20 World Cup 2024: Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson, who will be India’s wicket-keeper for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024: From June 2 2024, the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is going to be started. This will be the ninth edition of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2024 and also it’s the first time when the T20 World Cup 2024 is going to be hosted by two regions, the West Indies and the USA. In this tournament, a total of 50 matches will be played amongst 20 teams competing with each other. 

Yuvraj Singh and Usain Bolt, both the legends have impressed everyone a lot in their sporting career, have been named as the T20 World Cup ambassadors. In this article, we will see who will be India’s wicketkeeper for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 amongst Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson. Both players are currently playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for their respective franchises and their performances are exceptional.

In IPL 2024, Rishabh Pant is leading Delhi Capitals (DC), and Rajasthan Royals (RR) is headed by Sanju Samson. Rajasthan Royals is performing exceptionally and secured second position at the point table with 8 wins and 1 loss out of 8 matches, Lucknow Super Giants is in fifth position and Delhi Capitals is at sixth position in the IPL 2024 Points Table.

The performance of these two players in the IPL made it selectors very difficult to choose the best one out of these players but on April 24, the 88 not out against Gujarat Titans provided an edge to the selectors to go for Rishabh Pant in the T20 World Cup. Most interestingly, Pant’s batting approach has always been in the talk amongst the fans and the experts.

Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson performance in IPL 2024:

In the Indian Premier League, the performance of Rishabh Pant impressed everyone as he had just recovered from a car accident but he is performing well in the IPL 2024,  which attracted the eyes of selectors towards him. In 11 innings, he scored 398 runs with a highest inning of 88 runs. 

Sanju Samson, another Indian cricketer is rocking with his performance in IPL. He scored 385 runs in 10 matches with a highest score of 82 runs, 6 catches and 1 stump.

Rishabh Pant as India’s Wicket Keeper in T20 World Cup 2024:

It is expected that Rishabh Pant will be the wicketkeeper of the Indian cricket team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Pant had come after 15 months and his comeback made selectors think about him while choosing wicket keeper for the T20 World Cup. His performance was unexpected but he proved himself and made a place in the T20 World Cup squad. Sanju Samson too has played excellent cricket in the TATA IPL 2024 but it will be interesting to see who will be in the playing XI.

Rishabh Pant vs Sanju Samson T20I Stats:

PlayersMatchesRuns HighestAverageStrike Rate100s50s
Rishabh Pant669876522.43126.3703
Sanju Samson253747718.70133.0901

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