The biggest talking point for India in the series will be Rishabh Pant. The Delhi wicketkeeper batsman had no place in the ODI series against New Zealand with MS Dhoni 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.

If Dhoni plays the series, Pant will get a fair run as batsman, meaning Dinesh Karthik 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.