Nottingham, June 12 -- India have decided to fly in Rishabh Pant, the 21-year-old wicket-keeper batsman, as cover for the injured Shikhar Dhawan, although no official replacement has been named in the 15-member squad yet.
Pant, who had been left out of India's original ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019
squad, had been named as one of the stand-bys. According to reports, he will fly
into the UK on Thursday, to get acclimatised should the need arise for him to be a
part of the 15.
As an explosive left-handed batsman, with a strike-rate of 130.98 in the five one-day
internationals he's played so far, Pant is a like-for-like option to replace Dhawan. He
has two hundreds in his nine-Test career, including one in England. He was in good...