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Ricky Ponting Says “He’d Be Stunned If” This India Star Is Not In T20 World Cup Squad | Cricket Information


Ricky Ponting feels Dinesh Karthik ought to be in India’s squad for T20 World Cup.© AFP

Impressed by his performances through the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022), former Australia captain Ricky Ponting feels veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik ought to be in India’s squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Karthik scored 330 runs throughout IPL 2022 for RCB , hanging at a formidable strike charge of 183.33. In consequence, Karthik was recalled to the Indian facet after virtually three years for the continued five-match T20I sequence towards South Africa. Ponting stated that he’ll be shocked if Karthik fails to discover a place within the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup later this yr.

“I might have him, and I might have him in at that 5 – 6 position in all probability. The best way that he completed video games for RCB this yr, he took his recreation to a different degree. Rishabh (Pant) will in all probability maintain the gloves, there isn’t any doubt about that, however Dinesh was distinctive,” Ponting stated on the ICC Evaluation.

“Virat (Kohli) having the yr he is had, Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) began the event very well…however DK was the one. And Faf too I suppose, who stored the RCB bandwagon rolling. I might be shocked if he is not in there (India) line-up someplace,” he added.

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Ponting additionally stated that Karthik had extra optimistic affect on RCB than different RCB gamers.

“Whenever you have a look at the IPL, you need your higher gamers to possibly be capable of win two or three, possibly 4 video games by means of the season. If you may get that out of them, it is in all probability going to be a very good return. However Dinesh in all probability had an even bigger affect on plenty of the video games than many of the different RCB gamers did this yr,” he added.

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