Rishabh Pant is set to return in IPL 2024 as pure Batter & Captain

The Indian left-handed Wicket-Keeper Batsman Rishabh Pant will play in the IPL 2024 as a pure batter and captain for Delhi Capitals but won't be wicketkeeping.

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Rishabh Pant is set to return in IPL 2024 as pure Batter & Captain

Rishabh Pant is set to play in the IPL 2024 as a pure batter and captain for Delhi Capitals Image - X

Rishabh Pant is finally making a return in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) as he was seen playing in a warm-up game in Alur, a Cricbuzz reported. This is the first time Pant is featured in a warm-up game after the fatal accident. Pant will be leading Delhi Capitals in the upcoming edition of the IPL and will be playing only as a batter, according to some sources.

Pant's ability to run and bat looked at the same level before his unfortunate accident. Pant has been undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and is now looking fit to play the sport again.

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The accident in December 2022 sidelined Spiderman for close to 15 months. He also went to London for some treatment last month which was arranged by the BCCI. But just like a Superhero, he is making a strong return to Cricket.

The potential return of Rishabh Pant to competitive cricket will attract a huge chunk of fans in the upcoming season of the IPL. Fans are eager to see the Spiderman leading Delhi and entertain them just like he always does.

Delhi Capitals are pretty much confident in Pant's leadership and will assign another player for the wicketkeeping duties to take care of. He was retained by the franchise before the mini-auction and he also took part in the auction by sitting alongside the decision makers of Delhi Capitals. In the absence of Pant, David Warner led the team in the previous IPL season but Delhi would like to forget that season.

The scheduling of the IPL hasn't been decided yet. It is expected to be finalized after the announcement of the general election dates by the Election Commission of India. The IPL schedule will be adjusted accordingly based on the election schedules in various states.

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