Indian wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant has said that his confidence has increased for the Test series against Australia starting on 17 December, scoring an aggressive century in a pink ball practice match. Pant, who was battling for form and fitness in the IPL in the UAE this year, scored 103 off 73 balls in a practice match against Australia A.
India now have to choose between Pant and Wriddhiman Saha as wicketkeepers for the day-night Test match in Adelaide. Pant said on the BCCI website, ‘When I landed for batting there were many overs. Hanuma Vihari and I wanted to form a good partnership and wanted to play till long. I slowly gained confidence. ‘
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He said, ‘This century has increased confidence a lot. I have been in Australia for a month but could not play the first practice match due to a sore throat.
The 23-year-old Pant said, “It was unfortunate in the first innings because I think I was not out lbw. The second innings was intended to play long and the result is in front.
Pant said it was necessary to play a practice match with a pink ball. He said, ‘The bowlers performed well, the batsmen got good practice. Everybody performed well and this practice was very important as it is a bit difficult to play in the light of light.