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Rishabh Pant Set To Lead Delhi Capitals (DC) In IPL 2024| Report. Rishabh Pant is set to captain Delhi Capitals (DC) in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite a car accident last December, Pant is making a much-anticipated return to professional cricket as the leader of the franchise, as confirmed by DC management to Cricbuzz.

While Rishabh Pant undergoes rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, management expects him to regain fitness by the end of February. His involvement in IPL 2024 matches hinges on clearance from NCA officials.

Following surgery on his right knee by Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala in Mumbai and grappling with back and ankle injuries after a near-fatal New Year’s Eve accident. Uncertainty surrounds Rishabh Pant’s ability to take on wicketkeeping duties in the IPL 2024 matches.

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Franchise officials have clarified that Rishabh Pant will assume wicketkeeping responsibilities only if approved by the BCCI. Otherwise, he will concentrate on batting and fielding. This refutes the notion that the team exclusively designates him as an Impact Player. A franchise official affirmed, “If he is not keeping, he will be on the field and will lead the side.”

Having missed the entire IPL season last year, Pant’s absence significantly impacted the Delhi Capitals, who finished ninth in the points table. With high hopes in their inspirational leader, the Capitals aim for a turnaround in fortunes in the upcoming season.

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Rishabh Pant has been absent from the Indian cricket team in a significant number of games since January 2023. Missing key events such as the four-Test home series against Australia. The 2023 IPL, series in the West Indies, Ireland, the Asia Cup and the World Cup. His unavailability encompasses the ongoing series against South Africa and he will expected to skip the upcoming three-match T20I series against Afghanistan. Along with the crucial five-Test series against England in February and March.