Dinesh Karthik can play finisher’s role for India in T20 World Cup: Sunil Gavaskar | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Impressed with the best way Dinesh Karthik is making his bat discuss on this yr’s IPL, the legendary Sunil Gavaskar reckons that the veteran keeper-batter can play the position of a finisher for the Indian workforce within the T20 World Cup later this yr.
Karthik has been hitting the ball fluently for his new franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore this season.

The previous Kolkata Knight Riders skipper has produced efficient knocks of 32, 14, 44, 7, 34 and 66 with an astonishing strike-rate of 209.57. By remaining unbeaten in 5 of the six innings, he’s averaging 197.00.
“He stated he needs to be part of the Indian Workforce for the T20 World Cup. So what I’m saying is do not take a look at his age, simply take a look at what he is producing,” Gavaskar advised Star Sports activities.
Karthik’s finest this season got here (66 not out from 34 balls) towards Delhi Capitals of their final outing when he took on the skilled Mustafizur Rahman and Indian left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed together with his implausible strokeplay to energy them to a match-winning 189/5.

RCB received the match by 16 runs and Karthik was adjudged Participant-of-the-match.
“He is simply altering the complexion of the sport together with his efficiency. He is doing it for his workforce. He is doing the job which you could anticipate him to do at quantity 6 or 7 on the (T20) World Cup (in October-November),” Gavaskar added.
A veteran of 26 Checks, 94 ODIs and 32 T20Is, the 36-year-old final performed for India within the heart-breaking semifinal loss to New Zealand within the ICC World Cup in 2019.

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