IND vs SA 2022: “He should not be viewed solely as a batter for the death overs”

Former India wicket-keeper batter Parthiv Patel feels that Dinesh Karthik is an asset to the crew who can do rather more than simply end the innings.

The Tamil Nadu-born participant has claimed the first-choice wicket-keeper spot over Rishabh Pant on account of his constant exploits within the lower-middle order. Whereas Karthik has been largely reserved for the again finish of the innings, he was promoted to No. 4 within the third T20I in opposition to South Africa on Tuesday, October 4. He top-scored for India of their 50-run loss within the collection finale with an aggressive 21-ball 46-run knock.

Opining that Dinesh Karthik is greater than a finisher, Parthiv Patel mentioned on Cricbuzz:

“Dinesh Karthik shouldn’t be a batter who can solely play within the final 4 overs of an innings. Granted, he has performed rather well in that position, however he can contribute much more than simply that.”

Patel continued:

“He’s able to enjoying innings like on this contest. So, he shouldn’t be considered solely as a batter for the loss of life overs.”

Since making his comeback in nationwide colours, Karthik has performed 24 T20Is, scoring 227 runs at a median of twenty-two.7. Out of 18 innings with the bat this 12 months, he has ended with a strike charge in extra of 130 on seven events.

“He all the time finds a option to get out by some means” – Parthiv Patel on Rishabh Pant

Within the absence of KL Rahul, skipper Rohit Sharma opened the innings with Rishabh Pant. The left-handed wicket-keeper needed to make his mark rightaway with a steep goal of 228 on the board.

Pant appeared in good contact throughout his 14-ball 27-run knock within the powerplay. Nevertheless, his innings was reduce quick courtesy of a pointy catch by Tristan Stubbs off Lungi Ngidi within the fifth over.

Opining that there have been lots of good and poor photographs on supply by the Indian batters in the course of the run chase, Patel mentioned:

“Everybody got here in and went for his or her photographs from the phrase go. Nobody tried to construct an innings. Rishabh Pant was trying in good contact, however he all the time finds a option to get out by some means. Even Dinesh Karthik performed rather well. Obtained to see lots of actually nice photographs, however lots of poor photographs similtaneously nicely.”

The Males in Blue accomplished their first T20I collection win over South Africa at house regardless of a heavy loss within the third T20I. Rohit Sharma’s aspect emerged as winners by a 2-1 margin following their wins in Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati.

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