For the T20I series against South Africa, Dinesh Karthik has been recalled to the Indian team.
Dinesh Karthik has returned to the Indian cricket team after a spectacular performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batter aced the finisher’s job for Royal Challengers Bangalore, amassing 330 runs at a strike rate of 183.33 in 16 matches. The veteran has been re-instated into the team as a result of that performance. He most recently represented India at the 2019 ICC World Cup. The T20I series against South Africa will be a huge opportunity for Dinesh Karthik as Team India attempts to set its house in order ahead of the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia in October.
Rahul Dravid Review on Dinesh Karthik
Rahul Dravid, the Indian cricket team’s head coach, said that Dinesh Karthik’s bat performance will be extensively scrutinized.
“It’s pretty obvious and extremely plain with Dinesh Karthik. Dinesh Karthik has made a comeback as a result of his abilities in a specific phase of the game. So, he has been able to be a point of difference for whichever squad. Dinesh Karthik has played for the last two or three years in the back-end part of the game “Dravid said.
“That, in my opinion, is no different (in Team India). That is why he was chosen. So, he is been chosen to bat in that position and it’ll be interesting to see if he can repeat his performance for India.”
With experienced players like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma absent from the series, Dravid went on to say that expecting veteran players to be available for every game is unreasonable.
“We want to make sure they’re ready for large events, so we’ll have to manage them beforehand to make sure they’re at their best for important games and tournaments. We understand that we will have to rest some of our key players at times, but we will most likely be able to field our top team all of the time. But, in my opinion, it’s equally thrilling for other kids to have the possibilities to play. It aids in the development of our side’s depth. There are some advantages to being in such a circumstance “He went on to say.