Former India selector Saba Karim has stated that the selectors need to make a decision between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, and if one player is chosen, it will be simpler to place Suryakumar Yadav at number four.
The Twenty20 World Cup is drawing near, and the management of the team must be wringing their hands about who to include and who to leave off the roster. Team India has been successful in building a strong pool of players, and in order to better manage the workload of their more experienced players, some younger players have been given the opportunity to demonstrate their worth. The account of Dinesh Karthik, on the other hand, is wholly dissimilar. As a result of his stellar play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League, he was called up to play for his country’s national team again.
The 37-year-old hitter has succeeded in making the finisher job his own, but due to disappointing returns in the most recent few Twenty20 Internationals against West Indies, numerous analysts are challenging his status in the lineup. Now, according to former India selector Saba Karim, the selectors must choose between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik; after making their choice, it will be simpler to slide Suryakumar Yadav into the No. 4 position.
“Yes, you absolutely have to figure things out as quickly as humanly feasible. To fix the number four slot, or the number four position for a certain player, we need to get the combination and balance of the side proper. But you know what? When I say this, what I really mean is that they have to make a decision between Dinesh Kartik and Rishabh Pant. Once you make your choice between these two players, it will be simple to place Suryakumar Yadav in the fourth position “remarked Saba Karim on the daily sports news show ‘SPORTS OVER THE TOP’ that is broadcast on SPORTS18.
Karim is of the opinion that it would be in India’s best interest to stick with a five-bowler lineup and use Hardik Pandya as their sixth option.
“I believe that India has done well with five bowlers plus Hardik Pandya as a sixth bowling option, which has allowed them to get the balance right. ” Would you be interested in bringing in another batsman at number 7, specifically Dinesh Karthik, to break that kind of combination? That means there you go in with Hardik Pandya, the fifth bowler, who is scheduled to bowl four overs, so that is another major call from the management of the Indian squad “explained Karim.
“If this is the case, then the management of the Indian squad can face some difficulties as a result of this. From what I’ve seen Rohit Sharma do as captain, I get the impression that he favours a bowling lineup that consists of five regular bowlers and Hardik Pandya as their sixth bowling option. In such situation, you will need to make a choice between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik, “he added.
Karthik scored 66 runs in the five games played against the West Indies, while Pant scored 115 runs across the four games played.
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