Times of India – CHENNAI: A little over two months after the 2018-19 domestic season kicked off, Dinesh Karthik will be lining up for Tamil Nadu for the first time this season when they take on Kerala in the Ranji Trophy from Thursday.

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  • CHENNAI: A little over two months after the 2018-19 domestic season kicked off, Dinesh Karthik will be lining up for Tamil Nadu for the first time this season when they take on Kerala in the Ranji Trophy from Thursday.
  • While his cameo of 30 from 13 balls in the first game wasn’t enough to see India through to victory, he stayed till the end in the final game with a steady knock of 22 not out alongside skipper Virat Kohli as they squared the series 1-1.
  • That’s why I didn’t keep wickets after doing so in the West Indies series at home,” said Karthik while donning the India training jersey after TN’s practice on Wednesday.
  • It’s a very important aspect of batting in limited-overs cricket and it’s something I am focusing on,” he added.Reflecting on the past 12 months, Karthik acknowledged a tumultuous period where he has seen his fortunes swing to-and-fro.
  • And after the Asia Cup in September, he has found himself out of favour in the ODI set-up too.


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