australia legend Ricky Ponting on rishabh pant and dinesh karthik playing 11 together indian team| Ricky Ponting: How Pant and Karthik can play together in Team India’s Playing 11? Ponting took this hard way


Ricky Ponting Dinesh Karthik Rishabh Pant: There has been a long-standing debate between veteran Dinesh Karthik and young Rishabh Pant on who should be India’s designated wicketkeeper-batsman ahead of the T20 World Cup starting next month in Australia. Where Dinesh Karthik can claim to be a specialist finisher in the shortest format of the game. At the same time, Rishabh Pant has won many matches for Team India on his own. Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes that India should try to put both Karthik and Pant in the same playing XI, which has happened on the first few occasions.

Ricky Ponting gave this suggestion

Ricky Ponting said in the new episode of ICC Review Show, ‘I really think these two players (Karthik and Pant) are in the best team of India. I don’t care if they are both wicketkeepers, but I think their batting is good enough. Rishabh in the middle order and Dinesh they look very dangerous for me as a finisher.

Pant is ahead of 37-year-old Karthik

Ricky Ponting believes that 24-year-old Rishabh Pant is ahead of 37-year-old Dinesh Karthik as he is likely to be given more chances in the team. Ponting has seen Pant as the head coach of Delhi Capitals in the IPL, where he captains. Look, I’m just going to take the side of Rishabh Pant, because I think he might get a little more opportunity than Dinesh Karthik.’

Bumrah has immense experience

Ricky Ponting said that pacer Jasprit Bumrah has an edge over Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Shaheen Afridi as he has previous experience of playing in Australian conditions. Asked to choose between Glenn Maxwell and Hardik Pandya as his favorite all-round pick, Ponting remarked that Pandya could make more impact with the ball in Australia. At the same time, he supported Maxwell to be more explosive with the bat.

(Input: IANS)



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