Former Australia batsman Michael Slater on Sunday slammed India’s choice to sit down out wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant from the 3rd ODI against Australia at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Pant was not picked in the 2nd ODI as a consequence of concussion, however was match to play on Sunday. He was seen doing his drills this afternoon however India determined to play KL Rahul because the keeper and Manish Pandey because the specialist batsman.
While doing commentary, Slater referred to as the choice to go away out Pant as “unfair”. “I think leaving out Pant was unfair.He was out because of concussion if he hadn’t had the concussion then he probably would have played all three ODIs,” he stated.
“But because was hit on the helmet and someone else took his place and kept well, so he has to miss out? That’s not logical. Getting hit on the helmet is not easy anyway,” he added.
Meanwhile, Australia gained the toss and elected to bat. The guests made just one change – changing seamer Kane Richardson with Josh Hazlewood. India, then again, went with the identical profitable mixture that sealed India’s win at Rajkot. Speaking on the toss, Kohli stated: “It’s a dry pitch, we needed to chase too. It’s been a tough floor to defend on. We have to put stress on the batsmen and hold the whole in examine. I feel in opposition to a aspect like Australia we might take that form of victory any day.”
“We could have restricted them a little more towards the end, but at 275/9, it was done and dusted. KL’s innings was the game-changer and today we’re looking for similar contributions,” he added.