India have called up Andhra wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat as cover for the injured Rishabh Pant, simply earlier than the second ODI in Rajkot on Friday. While KL Rahul is anticipated to preserve wickets in Rajkot, Bharat has been added to the squad in case the Indian crew wants cover. Bharat has joined the squad and was coaching with the crew forward of the toss.
Pant did not preserve wicket through the sequence opener in Mumbai, after sustaining a concussion in direction of the tip of India’s innings when he tried to pull a bouncer from Pat Cummins. The ball ricocheted off his bat, onto his helmet after which lobbed to level for a simple catch. Pant didn’t take the sphere and later flew to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for rehab, whereas Rahul saved wicket. Pant’s scans got here clear from the hospital however he was dominated out of the second ODI and could possibly be slot in time to play the third and remaining sport of the sequence on Sunday in Bengaluru.
While Bharat has impressed extra in first-class matches for India A in the previous few years, he received a name up for ODIs as a result of Sanju Samson, whom the selectors have recognized as the following keeper in line for limited-overs matches, is in New Zealand with the India A crew that gained its opening match on Friday. Bharat has performed 74 first-class matches and scored 4143 runs at 37.66, he averages 28.14 in 51 List A video games with a strike price of slightly below 70.