MSN New Zealand – India have left out a big name in their World Cup squad, with veteran Dinesh Karthik beating Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper’s spot.

Summary

  • India have left out a big name in their World Cup squad, with veteran Dinesh Karthik beating Rishabh Pant to the second wicketkeeper’s spot.
  • Australia didn’t, with Peter Handscomb missing out – but India opted for the older, more-experienced Karthik over Pant.
  • World Cup-winning skipper MS Dhoni remains the obvious first-choice wicketkeeper, and selectors also preferred the old head of “finisher” Karthik’s versus 21-year-old Pant’s fireworks.
  • “We felt Rishabh Pant or DK will come into the playing XI only if [Dhoni] is injured,” Prasad told reporters.
  • We have Dinesh Karthik and Kedar Jadhav also, so we have plenty of options at number four right now.”


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