Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel feels India’s younger keepers ought to be given a “consistent run” to safe their place within the nationwide crew, one thing which has not been occurring of late.
While Wriddhiman Saha has been a common in Tests, India at present shouldn’t have a fastened wicket-keeper in restricted-overs cricket with KL Rahul just lately taking on duties from Rishabh Pant, who’s a common squad member however not a certain starter anymore.
“I don’t think we are not getting any fixed wicketkeeper. We have KS Bharat for India A… Rishabh Pant or KL Rahul… Saha is your number 1 Test wicketkeeper. But I genuinely feel we can get a bit more consistency so that you have the assurance,” Patel stated throughout an Instagram chat. “Everyone has it in them … It’s about getting a bit more consistent run.”
Talking concerning the evolution of wicket-holding, Patel, who final performed a Test for India in 2018, stated: “I feel wicket-keepers are all-rounders. You have to hold a mindset that you simply’re a pure batsman and never a wicketkeeper. If you suppose your job will be executed by simply scoring 30-odd runs after which will hold. It won’t occur anymore.
“There has been an evolution completely. People need your wicketkeeper to rating runs. You can then play with 5 bowlers in a Test. You may have extra possibilities of getting 20 wickets.”
Stressing on the significance of placing a stability between scoring runs and holding, Patel stated: “When I was on the Australia tour (in 2018), (MSK) Prasad was chairman, I had told him that when a wicketkeeper comes to team it’s only because of his runs he scored but when he is dropped it’s because of poor keeping. You have to strike the right balance. You have to keep that mindset.”
The 35-year-outdated has performed for 4-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians prior to now and is at present with Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore, who’re but to win the title.
“I’m with them for three years now. Like any other team we go with the mindset that we will win this year… when you are not successful pressure increases,” Patel stated. “Wicket-keeper has a 360-degree view, personally I’ve experience of leading domestic side for 10-15 years. I always tell Virat (Kohli) whatever I feel, same with Rohit earlier.”