Team India vs England has been announced for the T20 series against England. Rishabh Pant has returned to the T20 squad. It has also come to light that India’s veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik is not the first choice of the selection committee.
Ahmedabad, February 23: Team India vs England has been announced for the T20 series against England. Rishabh Pant has returned to the T20 squad. It has also come to light that India’s veteran wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik is not the first choice of the selection committee. Even after the retirement of MS Dhoni, there is no place for Dinesh Karthik in the Indian team. He played 94 ODIs and 32 T20Is for India. He scored 1752 and 399 runs at an average of 30.2 and 33.2 respectively.
Karthik played his last ODI against New Zealand in July 2019. After Dhoni’s retirement, the Indian selection committee and team administration are keeping an eye on the young wicket-keeper. These include KL Rahul, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant. Therefore, Dinesh Karthik has decided to start a new innings without retiring.
Dinesh Karthik will now be seen commentating in the limited overs series between India and England. When Sky Sports bought the rights to broadcast the India-England match on February 22, it also announced a commentary panel. Dinesh Karthik is the only Indian player in this. In addition to Karthik, the panel includes David Lloyd, Nasir Hussain, Ian Ward, Ibni Ranford-Brent, Michael Atherton, Rob Key and Stuart Broad.
Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel and Robin Uthappa are also among the Indian players who have made comments without retiring. Dinesh Karthik’s name has now been added to the list. Karthik will not be participating in the commentary for the first few days, as he will be playing for Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The league phase of the tournament ends on March 1.
Tamil Nadu will play their last league match on February 28, while the final will be played on March 14. If Tamil Nadu reaches the second round, it will take time for Karthik to reach the commentary box. India and England will play a series of 5 T20 and 3 ODI matches. It will begin on March 12.