Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir made a robust comment relating to the Dinesh Karthik vs Rishabh Pant debate after the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 was introduced. Whereas there have been no main surprises with India’s 15-member squad, questions nonetheless stay over the possible taking part in XI. The massive debate is who can be India’s designated wicket-keeper with Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik competing for only one spot.

Pant’s poor file within the shortest format has put his spot unsure with Karthik making a robust case for himself with spectacular performances this 12 months following his comeback to the nationwide staff after a three-year exile.

Gautam Gambhir declares taking part in Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik collectively can’t be an choice

Gautam Gambhir has said that there isn’t a means each Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant can play collectively within the taking part in XI as you want a sixth bowling choice.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photograph: Twitter)

Talking to Star Sports activities in a digital press convention, Gambhir outright said, “You possibly can’t try this. For those who try this, you’ll miss out on a sixth bowler and you’ll not go into the World Cup with 5 bowlers. You’ll want to have a backup. Until you drop somebody like Suryakumar Yadav, or KL Rahul has a foul event. You possibly can push Rishabh Pant to open the batting. In any other case, I don’t see each of those gamers within the middle-order.” 

Gambhir votes for Rishabh Pant owing to his match-winning qualities

When requested to select between the 2, Gambhir dismissed the notion {that a} left-hander is required however backed Pant as he’s a match-winner. The 40-year-old additionally said {that a} participant like Karthik can’t play only for 10-12 balls as there isn’t a assure he can get the staff over the ending line.

“To begin with, Rishabh Pant. As a result of I’ve stated it prior to now as effectively, you don’t decide a T20 participant solely to play 10-12 balls. There is no such thing as a assure that he’s going to win you video games. And Dinesh Karthik, sadly, has proven no real interest in batting within the top-5. Your wicketkeeper has to have the ability to bat within the top-5 and Rishabh Pant has that high quality to bat at any quantity for that matter,” Gambhir concluded.

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