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IPL 2023: 3 Players Who Can Replace Rishabh Pant in Delhi Capitals’ Playing 11 For the Season

Who Can Replace Rishabh Pant in Delhi Capitals

Indian cricket team’s wicketkeeper and batsman Rishabh Pant met with an accident after his car hit the divider near Mangalore police station in Roorkee on Friday morning. Let us look at details on Who Can Replace Rishabh Pant in Delhi Capitals IPL 2023?

Rishabh Pant suffered injuries in his leg and head and is being moved to a private hospital in Dehradun for treatment. Rishabh Pants Mercedes Benz car hit the divider and caught fire. The accident took place around 5:30 am.

Star India Cricketer Wicket Keeper met with a serious road accident on Friday morning when he was returning to Roorkee from Delhi. He met with an accident on the Narsan Border of Roorkee near Hammadpur Jhal on Friday morning.

This means that Rishabh Pant is ruled out of IPL 2023 besides the 4-match Test series against Australia and could almost miss the 2023 World Cup in India next year. The IPL 2023 competition is still three months away and will start on March 20, 2023.

Tim Seifert, Mandeep Singh, KS Bharat, and Ashwin Hebbar were released by Delhi Capitals ahead of the 16th edition. But now they blame themselves for releasing keepers Tim Seifert and KS Bharat as keeper and skipper Rishabh Pant is ruled out of IPL 2023.

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Let’s take a look at who can replace Rishabh Pant in the Delhi Capitals:

Sarfaraz Khan:

In the just-completed IPL 2023 Auction, Delhi Capitals purchased Mukesh Kumar, Rilee Rossouw, Phil Salt. Ishant Sharma, and Manish Pandey. Sarfaraz Khan plays wicketkeeping for the Delhi Capitals, although very seldom. He is also not a lock to start in the team’s starting 11.

However, Sarfaraz Khan is the most likely candidate to replace Rishabh Pant in the Delhi Capitals starting lineup because doing so will enable them to acquire a third batsman or bowler for the IPL 2023. Sarfaraz Khan played for Delhi Capitals for only one IPL season in 2022. Scoring 91 runs in six games and five innings, average 30.33.

Phil Salt:

Another option for keeping in the Delhi Capitals lineup is Phil Salt, however even for his domestic and Hundred sides. Phil Salt isn’t a regular wicketkeeper. Therefore inserting Phil Salt in the middle of the order might interfere with DC’s international lineup. In the playing 11 for the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2023, Phil Salt can take Rishabh Pant’s place.

The Delhi franchise paid the base fee of INR 2 crore for the 26-year-old goalkeeper Phil Salt. He has participated in 11 One Day Internationals and 13 Twenty20 Internationals for England, although neither a Test match nor an IPL match have been played by him. His strike rate in T20I is 161.18, while it is 150.39 in T20s. He had an ODI ton as well.

Yash Dhull:

If Phil Salt keeps wickets, Yash Dhull can take Rishabh Pant’s place in the Delhi Capitals starting 11. Earlier this year, Yash Dhull led the India U-19 squad to a World Cup victory. Since Rishabh Pant would only be absent for one season of the IPL in 2023. Yash Dhull might be given the job of managing the Delhi Capitals. But this is not a very likely scenario given that he sat on the bench for the entire 2022 season.

India’s U-19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull bagged his first IPL contract with the Delhi Capitals who bought him for INR 50 lakh in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Yash Dhull made a mark in the 2022 U-19 World Cup, showing his tremendous potential with the bat. He scored a match-winning hundred in the semifinal of the tournament and also led the way from the front.

Akash Kumar
Akash Kumar
Hi! I am Akash, a professionally trained journalist who graduated from Delhi University. I have spent several years playing cricket at the State level for Jharkhand. My passion for cricket and thrive to explore truth via journalism helped me to develop a character called – Sports Journalist. My contribution towards writing would be always out of the true spirit that longs for the game that Indians like the most.

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