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Will Rishabh Pant particiapte in the ODI World Cup 2023?



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India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant will miss a major chunk of the cricketing action in 2023 as he recovers from the slew of injuries he suffered in a tragic car crash on 30th December.

Pant has torn all three of his important ligaments, i.e. the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and the medial collateral ligament (MCL). The PCL and the MCL have been reconstructed in the recent surgery but the ACL correction will happen only after three weeks.

These three ligaments are crucial for the movement of the body. The 25-year-old is hence staring at being sidelined for nearly six months, which puts his participation in the upcoming ODI World Cup in threat. Though he was earlier being treated in Dehradun, Pant was airlifted to Mumbai by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to expedite his recovery.

Pant to miss at least six months of action in 2023

The doctors have not given a fixed timeline for Pant’s resumption of training but the BCCI has concluded that it will not happen within the next six months at least. This will result in the southpaw missing out on the upcoming Border-Gavaskar Trophy as well as the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

There are also chances of him sitting out of the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC) provided India makes it to the summit clash in June.

Pant’s car crash happened in the early hours of 30th December as he was driving from Delhi to visit his family in Roorkee. He was rescued by a Haryana Roadways employee named Sushil Kumar along with his bus conductor Paramjeet. Three medial bulletins have come out from the BCCI since the day of the accident and one of them even informed that the Delhi Capitals (DC) skipper has injured his right ankle as well.

The selection committee has named Ishan Kishan and KS Bharat as the two wicket-keepers for the upcoming series against Australia in Pant’s absence.

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