‘His numbers are best. It’s uncommon’: Rashid Latif on Karthik vs Samson | Cricket

From combat for the hole slot within the T20I layout, focal point has shifted to the wicketkeeper’s function for the 2022 T20 World Cup squad with India having as many as 5 choices. Three of them discovered a spot within the squad for the South Africa collection and some other aggregate of 3 have been named for the Ireland excursion. But who amongst them will make it to the XI for the two-match collection which is able to happen later this month?

India picked Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik for the five-match house collection in opposition to the Proteas. While Pant used to be the main possibility for the wicketkeeping function, each Ishan and Karthik discovered their position within the XI throughout the competition with the latter appearing higher as batters. 

Pant has been rested for the Ireland excursion with the teen set to enroll in the India squad for the England excursion. The selectors have changed him with Sanju Samson whilst protecting Ishan and Karthik within the combine. 

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While Ishan is prone to resume his function as an opener, former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif discusses who amongst Karthik and Samson will discover a position within the XI because the wicketkeeper-batter. 

Speaking on YouTube channel Caught Behind, Rashid hailed Karthik for his spectacular numbers down the order, which he feels is a rarity in T20 cricket amongst wicketkeepers. He therefore sponsored the 36-year-old for the function. 

“Wicketkeepers are performing really well in world cricket at the moment. Samson has been performing really well, but is a top-order batter. But when you look at lower middle order options, you have Dinesh Karthik. The numbers he has got are perfect to have him in playing XI. It’s rare. And he showed it during his matches for RCB, batting with highest strike rate down the order. You will find very few wicketkeepers who can do that in T20s. Karthik will be the one I will pick for the XI,” he stated. 

Besides the aforementioned 4, India even have a part-time possibility in KL Rahul, who has been unnoticed of each the collection owing to an damage. 

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