Rishabh Pant will remain unavailable for the third and the final T20I match against West Indies. Scheduled to play on 20 February in Kolkata, the match will also miss out on the former captain Virat Kohli. The BCCI took the decision to give both of these cricketers a bio bubble break.
The BCCI gave a 10-day break from the team’s bio bubble to both the players. Kohli and pant will remain unavailable in the 3-match T20I series against Sri Lanka as well. The home series begins on 24 February in Lucknow.
Rishabh Pant became the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team during these ongoing T20I series against West Indies. Pant was exceptional in the 2nd T20I. Coming to bat at No. 5, he slammed 52 runs including 7 fours and 1 six in just 28 balls. His knock was not only crucial for the team at that hour but also an important one for him personally. At a strike rate of 185.71, he played a responsible knock and executed his caliber yet again. He was awarded the man of the match award for his performance.
According to many sources and reports, it is heard that the Indian wicket-keeper might also get the chance to become the vice-captain of the Indian test team. Virat Kohli stepped down as Indian test captain a while back and the team is without a permanent captain at the moment.