The T20 World Cup is around the corner and the team management should be sweating about who to pick and who to drop. Team India has managed to build a solid pool, and managing the workload of senior players, many youngsters have got a chance to prove themselves. Although, Dinesh KarthikThe story is completely different. He returned to the national team on the back of a strong performance in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The 37-year-old batsman has managed to make the finisher’s job his own, but due to his tremendous returns in the last few T20Is against West Indies, many pundits are questioning his place. Now, former India selector Saba Karim has said that the selectors will have to choose one of these Rishabh Pant And Dinesh Karthik and once a player is decided, it will be easy to slot in Suryakumar Yadav at number 4
“Yeah, you need to sort it out as soon as possible. But you know that in order to fix the No. 4 slot or No. four position for a specific player, we need to get the side combinations and balances right. When When I say this I mean they have to pick either Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant. Once you decide on one of these players, it’s easy to sort out Suryakumar Yadav at No. 4 Will go.”
Karim also feels that India could be better served with five bowlers to go Hardik Pandya as their sixth option.
“I think to get the balance right, India have done well with five bowlers and Hardik Pandya as the six bowling option. So would you like to break that kind of combination and have one with Dinesh Karthik at number seven? And take the bat? That means you go with Hardik Pandya, the fifth bowler who is expected to bowl 4 overs, so it’s another big call from the Indian team management,” Karim said.
“So if that is the case then it could create some problems for the Indian team management. From what I have seen from Rohit Sharma’s captaincy, I think he has five regular bowlers and Hardik Pandya as his six bowling option. If so, then you need to decide between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.”
In the series against West Indies, Karthik scored 66 runs in five matches while Pant scored 115 runs in four matches.
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