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Andhra 'keeper-batsman Bharat named cover for Pant

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Norma Godinho
January 17, 2020 15:34 IST
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Andhra Pradesh wicketkeeper-batsman K S Bharat was on Friday called in as back-up for Rishabh Pant. Pant was ruled out of India's second ODI against Australia due to a concussion he suffered after being hit on the helmet in the first ODI in Mumbai on Tuesday.

26-year-old Bharat, who is uncapped, has an experience of 74 first-class matches with 4143 runs with a strike rate of over 100 in T20s.

K S Bharat. Photograph: Twitter

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named K S Bharat as the back-up wicket-keeper for the 2nd ODI in Rajkot against Australia," BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.

"With Sanju Samson and Ishan Kishan being a part of the India A side in New Zealand, the selection committee decided to name K S Bharat as back-up wicket-keeper," he added.

The call was taken after Pant flew to Bengaluru to undergo his rehabilitation in the National Cricket Academy.


"His recovery is being monitored and a call on his availability for the final ODI in Bengaluru will be taken accordingly," the BCCI said.

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