There is now less than a month left in the T20 World Cup 2022 and all the countries of the world including Team India have announced the squad for this mega event. One of the big difficulties in front of Team India at this time is that in Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant, who should be given a chance in the playing XI. Both are part of the T20 World Cup squad. In the first match of the ongoing T20 International series against Australia, Pant was sitting on the bench, while Dinesh Karthik was part of the playing XI. Although many veteran cricketers have given their opinion in the debate about who should be chosen between the two, but the opinion of former Australian cricketer and wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist is very important.
On the ICC, Gilchrist said, ‘The courage and strength that Rishabh Pant has and the way he rains on the opposition bowlers, I think he should be in Team India’s batting line-up at any cost. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant can play together, but I think it is absolutely necessary to include Pant.
When Gilchrist was asked whether Team India should take the risk of including these two in the playing XI together, he replied, ‘It will be interesting to see if both can be part of the playing XI together. I think this can be done. Looking at Dinesh Karthik’s versatility, he can be sent higher up the batting order.