India and Pakistan teams will clash in Melbourne on Sunday
Dinesh Karthik is playing his role as a finisher.
Who will get a chance in India’s playing XI against Pakistan?
New Delhi. Teams of India and Pakistan will clash in the T20 World Cup on Sunday (23 October). For this high voltage match, the Indian team has prepared a playing XI. This may not be good news for the fans of young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, as veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik is expected to be preferred over Pant in the match against Pakistan.
Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid want to see Dinesh Karthik in the role of finisher in the great match against Pakistan. If sources are to be believed, Dinesh Karthik is set to be included in the playing XI against Pakistan. Rishabh Pant was not able to do anything special in the two warm matches played against Western Australia.
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Rishabh Pant scored 9-9 runs in both the matches. After this, he was dropped in the first official warm-up match against the defending champions Australia. Dinesh Karthik got a chance against Australia. Indian team’s warm-up match played against New Zealand got washed out due to rain. In such a situation, Pant could not get a chance to prove himself. However, during this time Karthik’s performance was also not special. Karthik scored two 19s and 10s against Western Australia, while he played an innings of 20 runs against Australia.
Dinesh Karthik scored 273 runs in 181 balls.
Dinesh Karthik has scored a total of 273 runs in this year 2022, facing 181 balls in 19 innings. Talking about Pant, he has scored 338 runs in 17 innings. Karthik has proved his worth as a finisher during this period and has scored runs at a strike rate of more than 150. While Pant has scored runs at number 5 at a strike rate of more than 136, which is not liked by the team management.
India’s probable playing XI against Pakistan: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami/Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Tags: Dinesh Karthik, India Vs Pakistan, Rishabh Pant, T20 World Cup, T20 World Cup 2022
FIRST PUBLISHED : October 22, 2022, 08:40 IST