3 Reasons Why Pant Should Be Opener Against Aussies

2. Scoring big runs during power play overs

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England had a nightmarish performance in the 2015 World Cup. After that a lot of changes were made in English pitches for the limited overs format. As a result the grounds in England became high scoring.

The scoring rate became so high that even in grounds like Trent Bridge, even 350 would look par score. As a result England recorded their highest score in ODIs against Australia by smashing 481/6 in 50 overs.

In a high scoring game, it is very important to score as many runs as possible in the first two overs. This is because those are the power play overs, where only two players are allowed outside the 30-yard circle.

This is where India can use Rishabh Pant ability and capitalize on the power play overs. While chasing big scores, it would also give some momentum to the team.

With the amount of skill Pant possess, if a free license is given, he can prove destructive to any opposition. He can be like Australian legend Adam Gilchrist, who used to upset the opposition’s morale by hurting them early in the game.

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