Potential Replacements For 'Wicket-Keeper' Rishabh Pant In DC For IPL 2024


After a poor show in the previous season of the Indian Premier League 2023, Delhi Capitals are expected to make a strong comeback as they welcome their original captain Rishabh Pant into the squad. 

Rishabh Pant missed the entire IPL 2023 season after a brutal accident and life-threatening injuries.

The DC captain is still recovering at a slow pace but will be back from remission for the 17th season of the tournament. Recently the Delhi Capitals team management revealed that Rishabh Pant will be back for the season.

Delhi recent announcement made it clear that Rishabh Pant has not fully recovered, but is ready to take the responsibility of captaincy for the team. DC made multiple noteworthy purchases during the IPL 2024 auction, including domestic as well as overseas players who can replace Pant as the wicket-keeper. 

Here is a list of three players who can replace Rishabh Pant as the wicket-keeper for IPL 2024.

1. Tristan Stubbs

image-lsvvcpe0Tristan Stubbs has played some fine knocks for MI (iplt20.com)

The young Proteas batter, Tristan Stubbs, was recently bought by Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024 after he was released by his former team Mumbai Indians. The 23-year-old South African wicket-keeper made his debut for the team and has had a good stumping record in First Class cricket with 15 catches and quick movements behind the wickets. 

2. Shai Hope

image-lsvvitskShai Hope leads West Indies in ODI format (x.com)

The experienced Barbadian wicket-keeper batter, Shai Hope, recently made his way in the Delhi Capitals squad and can be a good replacement for Rishabh Pant behind the wickets. Hope stands at 41 catches and 9 stumpings behind the wickets in T20 along with 10 catches and 1 stumping in T20Is.

3. Kumar Kushagra

image-lsvvnvdgKumar Kushagra was bought at a whooping price tag by DC (x.com)

The 19-year-old domestic cricketer Kumar Kushagra was one of the interesting picks by Delhi Capitals in IPL 2024 auction. The young wicket-keeper can be a strong contender to replace Rishabh Pant as the wicket-keeper for the team, considering his track record for Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare trophy and Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.

Delhi Capitals Full Squad for IPL 2024

Rishabh Pant (c), David Warner, Pravin Dubey, Mitchell Marsh, Vicky Ostwal, Prithvi Shaw, Anrich Nortje, Harry Brook, Abishek Porel, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Lungi Ngidi, Lalit Yadav, Khaleel Ahmed, Yash Dhull, Tristan Stubbs, Ricky Bhui, Kumar Kushagra, Ishant Sharma, Rasikh Dar, Jhye Richardson, Sumit Kumar, Shai Hope, Mukesh Kumar, Swastik Chhikara.