IPL 2022: Karthik and Tevatia got strong finishers, former chief selector said – got a chance in Team India


New Delhi. The performance of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cannot be the only criterion for selection in Team India. But Dinesh Karthik and Rahul Tewatia have certainly made a strong claim for the T20 World Cup by performing brilliantly in the role of finishers for their franchise. Only 4 months are left in this T20 World Cup to be held in Australia in October-November. But the selectors and team management will soon have to decide on the core group of players, starting with the five-match home T20I series against South Africa next month.

In the absence of Hardik Pandya due to fitness reasons, the management tried Deepak Hooda and Venkatesh Iyer in the middle order after last year’s World Cup. However, they could not live up to the expectations. Hardik has done well while returning to the IPL and has also presented his claim. However, Hooda and Hardik are playing higher up the batting order. But he is expected to play in the lower order in the national team. Venkatesh had a difficult second year in the IPL and he has slipped far behind in the order of finisher claim.

Hardik’s comeback too

Only Ravindra Jadeja is the only ‘best finisher’ in the Indian team. But Karthik and Tevatia have made themselves stand in this list by performing well. Former India chief selector MSK Prasad feels that both Karthik and Teotia must be tried in the season against South Africa starting on June 9, while Hardik also talked about making a comeback.

There are 4 finishers in the team

He said that Hardik, Jadeja, Karthik and Teotia will have 4 players in the role of finisher. Karthik and Teotia are doing amazing in this IPL season. Hardik has also made a good comeback. There is still some time left in the World Cup, but Karthik and Tevatia should be given a chance. Prasad said that if you look at Karthik, he has done consistently well for India in the T20 format, with the Nidahas Trophy being spectacular.

Bowling will only matter

On Hardik Pandya, he said, he will be your main player in Australia, where the T20 World Cup is to be held. But I would also like to see him bowl regularly. We will need his all-rounder game in Australia. Hardik is not bowling every match for Gujarat Titans, but during the season he has bowled close to 20 overs and has also scored some important runs at number four. Apart from fast bowler Umran Malik, he also talked about giving place to Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in the team. Sarandeep Singh, who was Prasad’s partner in the selection committee, said the Baroda all-rounder would have to bowl regularly to keep himself in contention.

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He said that you cannot play in the team as a batsman. This will reduce your one bowling option. Karthik can also be included, but will he play as a batsman and Rishabh Pant will do the wicketkeeping, I don’t think. But Karthik has definitely placed his claim and he also has immense experience. The former Indian spinner said, if wickets fall continuously, then Karthik has the ability to change his role. Tewatia has also done well in the IPL, but I doubt he will be able to replicate this form in Australia.

Tags: Dinesh Karthik, IPL, IPL 2022, Msk prasad, Rahul Tewatia, Team India

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