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Before the 2024 Indian Premier League, Rishabh Pant smashes the iconic one-handed six during practice in Bengaluru

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<p>The Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to begin its most recent iteration on March 22 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, a little over two weeks from now. The season will begin with a game between the reigning champion Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team from the south.</p>
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<p>While fans are eager for the 2024 Indian Premier League to take center stage, many have been speculating about the availability of Rishabh Pant, the captain of the Delhi Capitals, who hasn’t played since the beginning of 2023 due to injury.</p>
<p>While in Bengaluru, Rishabh Pant has been concentrating on getting well in time for the 2024 Indian Premier League. The wicketkeeper-batsman, who was born in Roorkee, is back on the pitch and settling into his rhythm. Pant is now undergoing rehabilitation at Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy (NCA), and on Tuesday, March 5, he will be cleared by the NCA.</p>
<p>Rishabh Pant was at one of the venues on Monday, when he blasted one of his signature one-handed sixes during a practice match. This time he tried a one-handed swipe, a slog sweep that demonstrated a beautiful contact between bat and ball with a crisp sound.</p>
<p>On December 30, 2022, in the wee hours of the morning, Rishabh Pant hurt himself in a near-fatal vehicle accident. The 26-year-old apparently passed out while driving from Delhi to Roorkee, where he was visiting his parents.</p>
<p>Since then, the southpaw has embarked on an arduous recuperation journey, providing fans with updates via social media videos taken at various stages of his rehab. Rishabh Pant has been in Bengaluru since last month, working under the NCA’s supervision. In Alur, he engaged in some drills.</p>
<p>At a press conference held to commemorate his appointment as the coach of the Washington Freedom in Major League Cricket (MLC) in the United States, Delhi Capitals coach Ricky Ponting announced that Rishabh Pant would remain DC’s captain until the 2024 Indian Premier League. Ponting said, “Rishabh is very confident that he’s going to be right to play.”</p>
<p>We’re not exactly sure in what capacity just yet. As you are aware, he is active on social media and seems to be doing well. That being said, the first game will be here in just six weeks. Thus, we are uncertain whether he will be able to maintain his wicket this year.</p>
<p>The Delhi Capitals’ director of cricket, Sourav Ganguly, hinted last week that Rishabh Pant would join the DC camp as soon as he received the go-ahead from the NCA. “The NCA will clear him because he has made every effort to get fit,” Sourav Ganguly told The Times of India. “On March 5, once Rishabh has been cleared, only then will we discuss backup captains.” He has a very long career ahead of him, so we are going cautiously with him. We don’t want to thrill him too much. We’ll watch to observe Rishabh’s response. As soon as the NCA grants him clearance, he will arrive at the camp. Match by match, we will see. We are unable to forecast.</p>
<p>In response to a query on who would step in to keep wickets in the event that Rishabh Pant is deemed unable to play, Sourav Ganguly said, “There’s Kumar Kushagra as a wicketkeeping alternative. Ricky Bhui’s season has gone really well. Tristan Stubbs and Shai Hope are present. For us, Rishabh returning in good health is a tremendous plus. He is a really great talent, so we hope he plays the whole season. Although we have worked with a few local players who have excelled in every format, Rishabh is crucial.</p>
<p>The Delhi Capitals will participate in five IPL 2024 games in the first round. Because the dates of the BCCI schedule conflict with the general elections, the schedule was only made public for the first 17 days (March 22 to April 7). The season’s first matchup between the Capitals and Punjab Kings is set for March 23 away from home.</p>


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