India head coach Rahul Dravid has said he will look forward to Dinesh Karthik playing the same role for Team India as a finisher he played for RCB in IPL 2022 recently concluded. colors after a decent IPL 2022.
Dinesh Karthik was at his peak since Bangalore Royal Challengers (RCB) during the IPL 2022. The Tamil Nadu born cricketer totaled 330 runs in 16 matches at a staggering strike rate of 183, and because of this he was recalled to the Team India setup for the next five-game T20I. series against South Africa after a gap of three years.
Speaking at the pre-match conference, India’s head coach Rahul Dravid talked about Karthik before his return. Dravid said the team management informed Karthik of his role and they would all look forward to him delivering in the national colors as well.
“With Dinesh (Karthik) it’s very obvious and very clear. He came back based on the skills he showed in a particular phase of the game. At the back he really knew how to be a point difference in the teams he faced,” Dravid said during the pre-match conference.
“That’s why he was chosen, he was chosen to play in that kind of position and see if he can replicate that kind of performance for India as well.”
Karthik was also in good form in the T20Is before being dropped from the Team India roster. He hit over 150 and averaged 60.33 in 14 games in 2018, and the following year he scored 181-167.
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