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Rishabh Pant is anticipated to remain sidelined for the most of 2023


For the majority of 2023, Rishabh Pant is not expected to play any cricket, and he is expected to miss a number of important competitions, including the IPL. According to a medical update provided to the BCCI about Pant, who survived a car accident on December 30, the wicketkeeper batter has torn all three of his knee’s key ligaments. Two of them have already undergone reconstruction, and surgery on the third is scheduled for six weeks from now.

As a result, Pant is in danger of missing at least six months of action, which may negatively impact his chances of being selected for the ODI World Cup, which will be held in India in October-November.

Pant had knee surgery last week because the accident that happened as he was traveling from Delhi to meet his family in Roorkee injured his right ligaments. One of India’s top contracted players, Pant, was last week evacuated from Dehradun to Mumbai at the BCCI’s request and placed under the care of Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, a specialized surgeon hired by the board.

Pant’s return to training has not yet been assigned a specific timetable by the doctors, but the BCCI and the selectors have determined that the wicketkeeper-batter would remain out for at least six months.

Pant missed the home series against Sri Lanka after last playing in the away series in Bangladesh in December. He was not included in the lineups released on Monday for the Australia-New Zealand Border-Gavaskar Trophy series and the first two Test matches. The IPL, which starts on April 1, will also be missed by Pant, the captain of the Delhi Capitals. In the event that India advances to the top match, Pant would also miss the June World Test Championship final.

In Pant’s absence for the first half of the Australia Test series, the selectors have picked KS Bharat and Ishan Kishan as the backup wicketkeeper alternatives. The keeper position will also be contested by Bharat and Kishan in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand beginning the following week.

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