India have tried Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav as openers in recent matches.

Former South African skipper Shaun Pollock has compared the two Indian wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant and Ishan Kishan, after the first ODI against West Indies. While Kishan scored 28 off 36 balls, Rishabh amassed 11 off 9 balls.

Pant was unlucky to get run-out at the non-striker’s end. Suryakumar Yadav’s straight drive touched the shoe of Windies pacer Alzarri Joseph and hit the stumps, leaving Pant short. However, India won the game by six wickets.

Shaun Pollock felt that Kishan played smartly and took his time, knowing Rohit Sharma was going after the bowlers from the other end.

Pollock was critical of Pant’s approach and said his batting has become one-dimensional.

“Ishan was impressive and took his time while Pant likes to be very aggressive even if the situation doesn’t demand,” he said.

“It is good to see a guy (Ishan) of the same age being able to adjust to what’s required of him in the match,” he added.

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