[videourl mediaid="jladyGXk" url="https://mum-videostream.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2019/02FEBRUARY/05/India%20vs%20New%20Zealand%201st%20T20I-%20Rishabh%20Pant%20to%20bat%20at%20No.3.mp4"] <p></p> <p></p>The biggest talking point for India in the series will be <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Rishabh-Pant/">Rishabh Pant</a>. The Delhi wicketkeeper batsman had no place in the ODI series against New Zealand with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">MS Dhoni</a> back in the squad and Dhoni s good form with the bat has more or less assured the wicketkeeper batsman s slot heading in to the World Cup. Pant can only hope to make a strong case as a batsman and this T20I series will be a great starting point for him. <p></p> <p></p>If Dhoni plays the series, Pant will get a fair run as batsman, meaning <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Dinesh-Karthik/">Dinesh Karthik</a> will be unlucky to miss out. In the nets, Pant got an extended run hitting that he will bat at No.3 ahead of Dhoni and Shubman Gill.