Sunil Gavaskar In Favor Of Playing Both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik
By CricShots - Sep 19, 2022 3:28 pm
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Legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar has stated that he would prefer to play both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in the playing XI in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 as he shared his views on the debate around team selection. Gavaskar added that he would opt for Hardik Pandya and four other specialist bowlers to form the bowling unit.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant

India recently announced the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2022 and it included both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. India has managed to include both of them in their playing XI in recent times but Karthik was preferred over Pant in some games of the Asia Cup 2022 while Pant was given priority in other matches.

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Many former cricketers have come out and shared their views regarding the debate over the selection of either Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant. Sunil Gavaskar has joined the list saying he would prefer to play both batters in the team.

During a recent chat with Sports Tak, Sunil Gavaskar said, “I would play both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. At No.5, Rishabh Pant, No.6 Hardik Pandya or the vice-versa and I’ll play Dinesh Karthik at No.7. I would give Hardik and four other options as bowlers. If you do not take risk, how will you win? You need to take risk in all departments then only you can get rewards.”

Sunil Gavaskar

India will be hosting Australia and South Africa for white-ball series ahead of the T20 World Cup. The team selection in these matches might hint at the preference of the team management.

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India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.

Reserve players – Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar