The T20 World Cup is on its way and with that so is the selection and finalization of the 11 players. A lot has changed in the Indian cricket team. With Rohit Sharma replacing Virat Kohli as India’s captain and Rahul Dravid taking over the duty of coach many new changes are anticipated to come. With the exceptional performance that Dinesh Karthik has been showing over the past many innings, it would be interesting to see the combinations that the Indian team will come up with in the 3 months away T20 world cup.
Dinesh Karthik’s Exceptional Comeback
The role of an excellent finisher is extremely pivotal in matches that are of limited overs. Around this time, last year, the gameplay of Dinesh Karthik was not satisfactory but over the last many innings, it has changed as he is back on the selector’s radar.
Former Indian cricketer, Sanjay Manjrekar puts it out there that the needed excellent finisher is right in front of our eyes and could make it to the squad of the upcoming T20 World cup.
Dinesh Karthik has made an exceptional comeback after his strongest season in IPL with RCB. He has been gaining the title of a reliable finisher as he is very well portraying his prowess in the death overs, doing maximum damage to the opposing team. His top-notch performance however is hampering the position of certain players for the upcoming T20 World cup.
Here are the 3 players who might miss the chance for playing in the upcoming T20 World Cup because of Karthik’s exceptional comeback
1. Ishan Kishan
24-year-old Ishan Kishan is a left-hand batsman who hails from Bihar. He majorly plays for Jharkhand in domestic cricket and for one of the top teams of IPL, Mumbai Indians. For international cricket, he has often played as a backup opener and backup wicket-keeper. But he has been consigned to the bench now that the Indian team has Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav.
With Dinesh Karthik gaining momentum in his exceptional comeback the Indian team might drop Ishan Kishan from the T20 World cup selection as he only managed to score 27, 15, 26, 3, 16, and 8 in his last 6 innings.
2. Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson is another marvelous player whose scope in being a part of the T20 World cup might dismantle. He hails from Kerela and captains Kerela in domestic cricket. He is also the captain of RR in the IPL tournaments. He was dropped from the T20 squads for England and West Indies but was added to the team when the play was against West Indies when KL was ruled out.
The positions for openers in the Indian cricket team are already crammed. With this and Karthik cementing his position as a decent player and finisher the chances of Sanju Samson not being a part of the T20 world cup 2022 are very high.
3. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer was a standby and reserved player in the last T20 world cup but would this be the case for the upcoming one as well? Maybe yes or maybe not. Shreyas Iyer plays domestic cricket for Mumbai and is the captain of KKR in the tournaments of IPL. He also plays for the Indian team in international matches. However, his weakness against short balls could be not-so-suitable for the pitch of Australia where the upcoming world cup is scheduled to be held.
And with Dinesh Karthik rising to the pinnacle in his cricket career, he might instead be given the chance that a lot of us and especially Manjrekar anticipate.
These could be the possible 3 talented players who might not get the chance to play at the T20 world cup because of Dinesh Karthik.