3 Reasons why Dinesh Karthik must be chosen ahead of Rishabh Pant
The Indian team has continued to show its legacy in the limited overs format with their continuous winning streaks in the sport of cricket.
But the main pillar of this team MS Dhoni is all set to hang his boots sooner rather than later. The Indian team management has been finding Dhoni’s replacement and Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant have emerged as the prime candidates.
Rishabh Pant is an aggressive player who can slog right from the first ball. The T20 format of the game can be the best choice for him pertaining to his nature of batting.
However, Dhoni still keeps the wickets for India in the 50 overs format with Rishabh Pant as the second option.
Dinesh Karthik played the recent T20 matches for India as the wicket-keeper along with Rishabh Pant in the team as a batsman. Here are 3 reasons India must continue using Dinesh Karthik as their wicket-keeper-
#3 More experienced as compared to Rishabh Pant
Experience is one of the most important aspects of cricket. With Dhoni retiring soon, Dinesh Karthik must keep the wickets ahead of Rishabh Pant in the one-day format of the game due to his experience.
Dinesh Karthik has more experience as compared to Rishabh Pant, as he has played 86 matches.
From that 86 matches, Karthik has scored 1663 runs along with grabbing 55 catches. He has also done seven stumpings when he kept the wickets.
Mostly these 86 matches were played along with Dhoni, so Karthik got fewer chances to be behind the stumps.
Hence as compared to Pant, Karthik has got more experience and must be given priorities ahead of Pant in ODIs.