Abhishek Porel set to replace Rishabh Pant at DC, Sarfaraz to start as first keeper

Updated: Mar 29 2023 6:50PM

New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Talented Bengal keeper-batter Abhishek Porel is all set to be the injured Rishabh Pant's replacement at Delhi Capitals in the upcoming Indian Premier League season starting Friday.

DC have been fretting about an Indian replacement for Pant, who met with a horrific car accident late last year and ruled out of competitive cricket for at least one year.

"The DC are likely to put forth Abhishek Porel's name as Rishabh's replacement for the current season. He is only 21 and under the guidance of Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly, could be groomed as a second option even after Rishabh comes back," an IPL source tracking the developments told PTI on the condition of anonymity.