Brian Lara picks his strongest contender to take over MS Dhoni

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Whereas KL Rahul has cemented his place behind the stumps within the limited-overs format, many nonetheless really feel that 23-year-old Rishabh Pant has a ton of potential.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photograph by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Pictures)

The complete cricket fraternity was left shocked a few months in the past when MS Dhoni– one of the profitable skippers of the game– bid adieu to worldwide cricket. The previous India captain’s retirement from the most important stage has left Indian followers in dilemma over the wicketkeeping spot.

Whereas KL Rahul has cemented his place behind the stumps within the limited-overs format, many nonetheless really feel that 23-year-old Rishabh Pant has a ton of potential. Aside from Rahul and Pant, Sanju Samson— on account of his batting exploits within the on-going IPL 2020– has additionally joined the race for Workforce India’s wicketkeeping slot.

Although Samson isn’t conserving the wickets for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020, he’s regareded as a secure possibility behing the stumps. Reacting over Workforce India’s wicketkeeping conundrum, West Indies’ nice Brian Lara has opened up on who may be the strongest contender to take over from Dhoni throughout all codecs.

KL Rahul shouldn’t be bothered with wicketkeeping: Brian Lara

Lara believes Rahul shouldn’t be bothered with wicketkeeping duties as his power is to amass runs together with his willow. In accordance with the previous West Indies skipper, Pant could possibly be the one to switch Dhoni if the younger southpaw retains delivering consistenly. Whereas donning the Delhi Capitals jersey within the on-going season, Pant has stitched runs on a constant charge. In 5 matches to date, the left-hander has scored 171 runs at a formidable common of over 40.

“Properly, initially I want to say that KL Rahul shouldn’t be bothered with wicketkeeping relating to that Indian squad. He’s such an awesome batsman that I really feel that he ought to consider that and put in numerous runs on the board. Sanju Samson, who just isn’t ‘conserving for Rajasthan Royals, however I do perceive that he retains, that’s one among his primary jobs – very elegant participant, appears to be like good to date within the event in Sharjah,” stated Lara on Star Sports activities’ present Cricket Related.

I really feel there’s slightly chink in his armoury when it comes to his method towards excellent bowling on sporty tracks. Rishabh Pant a 12 months in the past, I might say no, however I really feel that he has stepped up when it comes to his accountability as a batsman. Have a look at how he performs for Delhi Capitals, it appears to be like like he needs that accountability, he needs that onus on him to attain runs, construct an innings and get huge scores. If he continues that means, I feel that he ought to the No. 1,” he added.

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