Rishabh Pant is all set to return to the cricket field and is expected to participate in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The Delhi Capitals management has confirmed that the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, who has been out of action for almost a year, will lead the franchise in the 2024 IPL season.
The management officials have said that Pant, currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, is expected to be fit by the end of February. Your active participation in IPL matches is subject to approval from NCA management, reports Live Cricket Score.
After undergoing surgery on his right knee following a near-fatal accident on New Year’s Eve last year, Dr. franchise officials have indicated that they will only undertake groundskeeping duties with the approval of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Otherwise, they will concentrate on batting and fielding. This refutes any ideas that the team might use the 26-year-old exclusively as an impact player. “If he doesn’t stick around, he will be on the ground leading the team,” a franchise official said.