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ICC World Cup 2019 | India Have Found Their No.4 Batsman: Yuvraj Backs Pant

IANS |July 2, 2019, 8:43 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | India Have Found Their No.4 Batsman: Yuvraj Backs Pant

Showering praise on young stumper Rishabh Pant, former India batsman Yuvraj Singh feels Pant is India's No. 4 batsman for the future. Yuvraj also said that the wicketkeeper-batsman needs to be groomed properly for the slot.

Pant was included in India's World Cup squad after opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out due to injury. Pant was then drafted in the playing eleven in India's clash against hosts England and the stumper didn't disappoint after scoring 32 off 29 balls followed with a 41-ball-48 against Bangladesh on Tuesday.

"I think finally we have found our no 4 batsman for the future ! Let's groom him properly yeah ! @RishabPant777," Yuvraj tweeted during the ongoing World Cup clash between India and Bangladesh in Birmingham.

Earlier, Yuvraj, who announced his retirement last month, had also praised Pant saying he has a lot of potential.

In a do-or-die game for Bangladesh, opener Rohit Sharma notched up his fourth century of this year's World Cup to power India to 314/9.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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