Wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik, who has been named in India’s 15-man squad for the impending ICC Cricket Global Cup, mentioned it’s been his dream to be part of the marquee match.
Karthik’s variety stunned many as he pipped younger Rishabh Pant all the way down to be MS Dhoni’s back-up in the back of the stumps.
“It’s undoubtedly a case the place we now have debated at duration and all people in unison felt that both Rishabh Pant or DK (Karthik) will handiest come into the taking part in XI if Mahi (Dhoni) is injured,” the chairman of selectors, MSK Prasad mentioned on Monday whilst pronouncing the Indian squad.
“If this is a the most important fit, like a quarter-final or a semi-final or like a very powerful recreation, wicket-keeping additionally issues. So that’s the handiest explanation why that we went forward with Dinesh Karthik. Another way, Rishabh Pant used to be virtually there,” he added.
The 33-year-old Karthik will probably be a part of his 2nd ODI Global Cup and primary in 12 years, having remaining performed within the 2007 version.
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“I’m very excited. It’s been a dream for me to be part of this (Global Cup 2019) workforce for a very long time now. As a workforce, we now have finished some particular issues, and I’ve been thru that adventure and I’ve in reality sought after to be part of this workforce,” Karthik mentioned in a video shared his IPL franchise – Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Even though Karthik has scored 111 runs in seven IPL 2019 innings thus far at a mean of 18.50, his revel in has been said by means of the choice committee. The wicket-keeper batsman has the facility to be a fit finisher, having scored an unbeaten Eight-ball 29 all the way through the Nidahas Trophy last remaining yr.
“This is precisely what we now have mentioned. Below drive, we now have observed Dinesh Karthik completing suits. This is one explanation why that scored for him,” Prasad mentioned.
The 2019 Global Cup is scheduled to be performed in England and Wales from Would possibly 30 to July 14. India will start its marketing campaign in opposition to South Africa on the Rose Bowl in Southampton on June five.