Rishabh Pant Likely To Be Fit For England Tests, But BCCI Cautious: Reports

New Delhi: Indian cricketer Rishabh Pant, who faced multiple injuries, including ligament reconstruction in the knee after a car accident a year ago, is showing remarkable progress in his recovery at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore.

The 26-year-old has been engaged in afternoon sessions, gradually increasing running intensity to 80-90%. A source close to Pant mentioned positive signs in knee and ankle engagement, crucial for wicketkeeping. Full-intensity running is expected to commence next week.

The recovery has surpassed expectations, with a focus on preparing for high-intensity training and match simulations. Pant, absent from key events since Christmas 2022, including the Border Gavaskar Trophy, IPL 2023, and the ODI World Cup, aims to return during the IPL 2024. While there’s a possibility of Pant’s readiness for the England Tests, the NCA may opt for a cautious return, utilizing shorter formats initially.

As the captain of Delhi Capitals, Pant is expected to reclaim leadership from David Warner. The NCA and BCCI are likely to adopt a cautious approach, prioritizing Pant’s complete fitness over rushed returns. IPL remains a viable option for Pant’s comeback, aligning with the strategic handling observed with players like Bumrah and Pandya.

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