World Test Championship is precisely 25 days away and it is already the most discussed subject among cricket fans. Last week, the New Zealand team, one of the finalists for WTC title, reached the UK for their Test series against England. Although India do not have any bilateral series before the final, they’ll leave for the UK on June 2 to prepare for the ultimate battle.
Though Virat Kohli and company have not even started their preparation yet, the bowling coach of the Kiwis has already started sending warning signals to his team. Out of all the big names like Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara, Shane Jurgensen has specifically pointed out his bowlers to be wary of Rishabh Pant.
Well, there is no surprise about that as Pant has been in scintillating form with the bat in his last two-Test series against the two best sides in world cricket. Pant scored 274 and 270 runs in the Test series against Australia and England respectively.
Pant is certainly a free-flowing batsman: Shane Jurgensen
“Well, Rishabh Pant is an extremely dangerous player who can change the game on its head. We saw how well he did it against Australia and England. He’s extremely positive-minded,” said Jurgensen as quoted by The Telegraph. However, he highlighted that Pant’s attacking and dominating style of play offers the opposition a chance to take his wicket.
“Our bowlers need to execute well, stay calm and make it as difficult as possible for Pant to score runs. He’s certainly a free-flowing batsman and a tough one to stop, which we should keep in mind,” the bowling coach added.