India Vs Australia: The second match of the three-match series is to be played between India and Australia in Nagpur on Friday. But before this match, there is a debate again that Team India should give place among Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in their playing 11. However, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes that both Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are very capable. Ponting also believes that Karthik and Pant can together make a place in the team of T20 World Cup.
In the latest issue of the ICC Review, Ponting wrote, “There has been a debate in Indian cricket circles for a long time as to who will be the wicket-keeper batsman in the team. Karthik is a brilliant finisher, so Pant’s talent needs no introduction.
India has kept both of them in the team and Ponting believes that it is the right decision. He said, “I believe both deserve a place in the Indian team. It doesn’t matter that both are wicketkeepers. His batting is so strong. Pant can be very dangerous in the middle order and Karthik as a finisher.
There is confusion about Pant and Karthik
With Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi and India’s Jasprit Bumrah facing off, Ponting believes that Bumrah has the upper hand in terms of experience. He said, “Based on experience, I will choose Bumrah. He has played a lot of cricket in Australia and has played more than Afridi. Apart from this, he has played more big tournaments than Afridi.
Let us tell you that Team India has not yet been able to decide who among Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik should be given a place in the playing 11. At the beginning of the Asia Cup, Team India gave Dinesh Karthik a chance. But later Rishabh Pant was given priority. Team India, however, has given place to both the players in its World Cup team.
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