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“If Pant can keep wicket, he can play in the T20 World Cup,” said BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

“If Pant can keep wicket, he can play in the T20 World Cup,” said BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

“If he can keep [wicket],” Rishabh Pant, who is scheduled to make his eagerly anticipated return in the IPL later this month, can represent India in the T20 World Cup, according to BCCI secretary Jay Shah. Pant has not been seen since a terrifying vehicle catastrophe that occurred in December of 2022.

“He is keeping up nicely and batting well. We’ll promptly deem him fit,” Shah stated to PTI. “It will be huge for us if he can play for us in the T20 World Cup. He is really helpful to us. He can play in the World Cup if he can keep. Watch his performance in the IPL.”

In addition to his fractured wrist and ankle, Pant’s accident left him with a significant right knee injury that needed ligament repair surgery.

Ricky Ponting, the head coach of the Delhi Capitals, has previously declared that Pant would participate in the IPL. Parth Jindal, the co-owner of the Capitals, stated to ESPNcricinfo last month that Pant “has started his wicketkeeping”. Additionally, Jindal stated that he anticipated Pant to “lead from match one” and that he was “likely to be fully fit for the IPL”.

Shami anticipated returning later this year.

Mohammed Shami, a fast bowler who is recovering from ankle surgery, should return later this year for the home Test series against Bangladesh, according to Shah. In London, Shami had surgery on his right Achilles tendon in February.

Shami will not play in the IPL and was not present for the entire five-match Test series against England. His most recent appearance for India came at the 2023 ODI World Cup, where he excelled. In September, India will play three Twenty20 internationals and two Test matches against Bangladesh.

“Shami’s surgery is done; he is back in India,” Shah stated. “Shami’s comeback is probably in time for the home series versus Bangladesh. KL Rahul is at the NCA and has begun his rehabilitation after needing an injection.”

Rahul reported complained of soreness in his right quadriceps, which kept him out of the final four Test matches against England. After receiving treatment in London, he is anticipated to play for the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League. It is acknowledged that Rahul is still awaiting approval to sign with the Super Giants.

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