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Shockwaves in IPL 2024: Rishabh Pant Benched for Clash Against RCB After Over Rate Offence

 

In a momentous turn of events, the dashing Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has incurred a fine of INR 30 lakhs and is poised to sit out of Delhi Capitals’ forthcoming IPL 2024 encounter against Royal Challengers Bengaluru due to a breach of over rate regulations.

Significantly, the Capitals were adjudged to have maintained a tardy over rate in their preceding group-stage clash against Rajasthan Royals, resulting in a substantial penalty for Pant.

In accordance with the IPL code of conduct, should a team commit the over rate infraction for the third occasion during the tournament, the captain faces a monetary penalty of INR 30 lakhs along with a one-match suspension.

In addition to making bold decisions on behalf of his team, the dynamic batsman has exhibited commendable consistency with the bat this season, accumulating 413 runs at an impressive average of 41.30 and a striking rate of 156.44. In Pant’s absence, the talented batsman Abhishek Porel is expected to assume the role of wicketkeeper.

Given Pant’s absence, DC may opt to reintroduce David Warner, entrusting him with the captaincy for this particular fixture. With six victories in twelve matches, the Delhi Capitals remain firmly in contention for the playoffs and will be eager to enhance their prospects with a triumph over RCB.

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