Kohli said: – Karthik is experienced, he is also patient in the pressure situation.
World Cup in England from May 30, India's first match on June 5 from South Africa
Mumbai. The BCCI's selection committee announced the 15-member squad for the World Cup on 15 April. The committee preferred Dinesh Karthik to Rishabh Pant as the second wicketkeeper in the team. Then many cricket critics had wondered if Pant was not selected. Now the team captain Virat Kohli has made public the reason for choosing Karthik. Kohli says that Karthik has done a fantastic job as a finisher. This is the thing that all the members of the selection committee agreed on their name.
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Virat said, "Dinesh Karthik has experience. God forbid that if something happens to MS (Dhoni), then Kartik can prove to be very important behind the wicket. He has performed well as a finisher. "
The Indian captain said, "Kartik also maintains patience under pressure. All these reasons were that in the case of being selected as the second wicketkeeper, he managed to retire young sensation Rishabh Pant.
However, in this IPL, Rishabh Pant made 488 runs in 16 matches at an average of 37.53. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik has scored 253 runs in 14 matches at an average of 31.62.
Cricket boards of all countries can make changes to their teams by May 23. However, some former cricketers believe that 21-year-old Pant will not get a chance to play in the World Cup starting May 30.
Dinesh Karthik had a debut in ODI in 2004. He has played 91 matches for India in this format. They have shown their ability to bat in any order.