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Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane in contention for World Cup

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India's of selectors MSK revealed that both and are in contention list for the upcoming

Calling a "healthy headache", said that the progress of the wicket-keeper batsman has been phenomenal in last one year across all the formats.

"Undoubtedly he (Pant) is in contention. A The progression of Rishabh in the last one year is phenomenal across the formats. What we actually felt is he needs a bit of maturity now, gain more experience. That is the reason we have included him in A series wherever possible," ESPNcricinfo quoted Prasad, as saying.

The chief selector admitted that he used to think of as a "thick-skinned person" but now he sees him as a who has shown a lot of commitment to the team's cause.

Talking about Rahane, said that the middle order batsman has shown some good from in domestic cricket, and is definitely an option for

"In domestic he has been in form," Prasad said. "He is very much in contention for the World Cup," he said.

Rahane has been quite impressive and consistent in List A having scored 597 runs in 11 innings at an average of 74.62.

Prasad also talked highly about the skill set of right-hand batsman The selector said that they need to figure out how well Shanker fits in the dynamics of the team.

"In whatever opportunities he has got, has shown the skillsets required at this level. We have been grooming him through A tours in the last two years. But we will have to see where he can fit in the dynamics of this team," Prasad said.

The 2019 World cup is slated to be held from May 30 to July 14 in England.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 08:46 IST