If He Wants To Bat Only In The Last 3 Overs, Things Could Get Tough – Gautam Gambhir On Dinesh Karthik's T20 World Cup Chances

Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik must carry out constantly to get an opportunity in India’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad. Nevertheless, Gambhir believes that issues may get troublesome for the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman if he desires to bat solely within the final 3 overs.

Dinesh Karthik acquired his India recall after his excellent efficiency within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 the place he completed a number of video games in type for the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

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Talking on Star Sports activities’ present Match Level, Gambhir was requested about Karthik’s 30 runs off 21 balls in opposition to South Africa within the second T20I. The previous India opener stated that he was amazed to see Axar batting forward of Karthik.

“It was very worthwhile (the knock), he has been doing that for the final 2-3 months for RCB. However, I used to be a bit amazed that Axar got here forward of Dinesh Karthik. I’d’ve been extra glad if he had come forward of Axar,” stated Gambhir.

Gambhir was additional requested about Karthik’s attainable choice for T20 World Cup 2022 to which he replied:

“Too early to say. T20 World Cup is way forward. He must constantly carry out until then but when he desires to bat solely within the final three overs, issues may get robust. India will certainly be taking a look at somebody within the prime 7 who can bowl and if Axar is batting at 7, the crew can be a batter quick.”

If he doesn’t have a spot within the enjoying XI, there’s no level giving him a spot within the squad – Gautam Gambhir on Dinesh Karthik

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Dinesh Karthik PC- BCCI

Gambhir additional talked about that the return of KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav will make it harder for Karthik to retain a spot within the crew.

“In such a case I’d not have him (Karthik) within the World Cup Squad. I’d undoubtedly have folks like Rishabh Pant, and Deepak Hooda (within the crew). We now have acquired KL Rahul, we’ve acquired Suryakumar Yadav, Rohit Sharma.

“As soon as they arrive again, it’s going to be robust for Dinesh Karthik to discover a place within the enjoying XI. If he doesn’t have a spot within the enjoying XI, there’s no level giving him a spot within the squad,” Gambhir opined.

“As soon as KL, Rohit, Surya and Virat are again, I don’t see him within the enjoying XI. This can be your prime 4 and then you definately’ll have somebody like Hooda, Pant, Hardik, Jadeja. I’ll have a youthful man (rather than Karthik) who’s a greater fielder on these grounds and might in all probability chip in with a few overs as nicely.”

Gambhir concluded by saying that Karthik can solely get an opportunity within the crew if the BCCI selectors drop one of many prime 4 batters.

“Karthik, sadly, must miss out until and till the selectors make an enormous name and drop one of many prime 4,” he concluded.

dinesh karthik. Photo- BCCI
Dinesh Karthik. Picture- BCCI

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