After much clamour for his inclusion, India handed a World Cup debut for wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in a league fixture against host England at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday.
The 21-year-old replaced Vijay Shankar, who has a toe niggle, in the playing XI and is expected to slot in to the number four position in the batting order.
Pant was originally not selected in the 15-man World Cup squad in April and was named a standby alongside Ambati Rayadu. When opener Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament after a thumb injury, Pant was drafted in as a replacement on June 19.
Pant has only previously played four ODIs and his top-score being 36.
On Pant's inclusion, India skipper Virat Kohli said, "We've all seen what he can do with the bat. He'll bring a lot of flair and fearlessness. There is a small boundary for him to play for. Once he gets to 20, then it's a different ball game."
Pant backed his selection on the field when he took a catch at deep point to dismiss England opener Jonny Bairstow. Pant came in at number four for India's chase of 339 and scored a 29-ball 32 before being dismissed by Liam Plunkett
India went on to lose the game by 31 runs.
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