IPL 2020: 5 Indian finishers to watch out for
- The 13th edition of IPL will start from March 29 and these batsmen will look to win the game as finishers for their sides
#3 Dinesh Karthik
Kolkata Knight Riders’ skipper Dinesh Karthik has been one of the mainstays of their batting since he joined the franchise. His teaming up with West Indies’ Andre Russell formed a deadly combination which gave nightmares to the opposition.
Karthik has been a batting prodigy in the domestic circuit although his international numbers don’t suggest so. He has struck 498 and 253 runs in 2018 and 2019 season at a strike-rate of over 145 including 30 sixes. His ability to pierce the gap and knock over boundaries makes him one of the most devastating wicket-keeper batsmen in the league.
The veteran cricket from Tamil Nadu, after a prolific domestic season in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, will be keen eyeing to have a bright IPL as he aims to return to India’s T20 squad ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Recently, Karthik also expressed his desire to do well in 20-overs blitz -
“It’s important for me to do well. However, every IPL season has its own importance. It is also crucial for every other player to express his talent in the IPL."