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Rishabh Pant Set For IPL Comeback as Delhi Capitals Captain In 2024
By CricShots - Dec 12, 2023 12:31 pm
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Rishabh Pant is set to make a much-anticipated return to cricket in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The Delhi Capitals have officially confirmed his return as their captain for the 2024 season, marking a significant milestone in his recovery from a serious accident last year. Currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, Pant is on track to regain full fitness by the end of February.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant 

However, his participation in IPL matches will depend on receiving clearance from the NCA. The 26-year-old cricketer is still recovering from right knee surgery and has also battled back and ankle injuries. While uncertainties remain about his ability to resume wicketkeeping duties, franchise officials have clarified that his role in the team will depend on clearance from the BCCI.

“If he is not keeping, he will definitely be on the field and will lead the side,” affirmed a Delhi Capitals official, confirming that Pant will be their captain even if he cannot perform wicketkeeping duties.

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Pant’s absence was heavily felt by the Delhi Capitals in the previous IPL season, where they finished ninth in the points table. His leadership and batting prowess are crucial for the team’s success, and his return is eagerly anticipated by fans and teammates alike.

 

In another significant development, the IPL mini-auction is scheduled to take place at the Coca-Cola arena in Dubai on December 19th. A total of 333 players, including 214 Indians and 119 overseas players, will be under the hammer, with players like Travis Head, Mitchell Starc, and Harry Brook expected to be in high demand.

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Pant’s return to cricket will not only benefit the Delhi Capitals but also provide a significant boost for Indian cricket. He has been a key player for India across formats, and his absence has been notable in recent international matches. His return will add much-needed depth and firepower to the Indian team.

Rishabh Pant’s return to cricket is a welcome development for fans and players alike. His leadership and skills will be crucial for the Delhi Capitals’ success in the upcoming IPL season, and his return to international cricket will provide a much-needed boost for India.