IND vs PAK: The T20 World Cup has started in Australia from 16 October. Team India will play its first match against Pakistan on 23 October. The match between the two teams is to be held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This match, played just a day before Diwali, is very special for cricket fans. How will be the playing 11 of the Indian team in this match? This is a big question.
Team India has gone to the World Cup with 3 wicketkeepers. These include KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. Where Rahul will be seen opening, then who among Pant and DK will get a place in the playing 11, it is a suspense.
Rishabh Pant has also appeared flop in warm matches
Rishabh Pant’s recent form has been very poor. He was dismissed after scoring 9-9 runs in 2 matches of the warm match against Western Australia. Whereas he did not get a place in the practice match against Australia. Dinesh Karthik got a chance in this match, who played an innings of 20 runs in 10 balls.
Pant-DK? who will get a chance
Team India will play the first match of the T20 World Cup against Pakistan on 23 October. DK can be given prominence in this match. The biggest reason behind this is his form. Indian team coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma have also accepted this fact. Both of them consider Karthik as a better option as the finisher of the team.
Good news for DK fans!
According to media reports, Pant has not been able to live up to the trust of the team due to his poor form, so he may be dropped from the playing XI against Pakistan. If this happens then Pant’s fans will be disappointed, while it will be great news for Dinesh Karthik’s fans.
Who is better DK-Pant?
If we look at the performance of Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik this year, then Karthik’s upper hand looks heavy. Dinesh Karthik is ahead of DK in terms of strike rate. Dinesh Karthik has scored 273 runs in 19 innings at an average of 25. During this his strike rate was 151. He has also scored a half-century in these innings. Rishabh Pant has scored 338 runs in 17 innings at an average of 26 this year. His strike rate is 137, which is much less than Dinesh Karthik.
DK had created a ruckus in IPL too
Talking about IPL 2022, Karthik scored 330 runs in 16 matches at an average of 55, his strike rate was 183, while Pant scored 340 runs in 36 matches. The strike rate was 152. Overall, if we look at the strike rate and performance, then DK is seen far ahead of Pant.
Team India’s probable playing 11 against Pakistan
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.