Mid-day – India has already qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup, but Dinesh Karthik believes the Men in Blue would love to fine-tune their skills when they take on Sri Lanka at the Headingley Cricket Stadium on Saturday.

Summary

  • India has already qualified for the knockout stages of the World Cup, but Dinesh Karthik believes the Men in Blue would love to fine-tune their skills when they take on Sri Lanka at the Headingley Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
  • Karthik added that the team was not looking beyond the Lanka game at the moment.
  • “Look, to be very honest, it’s a World Cup semifinal, so I think all the other three teams, apart from India, will look forward to that game.
  • And that’s the beauty of a tournament like World Cup, because once you hit the semifinal mark, it’s just that one day, and you’ve got to make sure you stand up on that day.
  • While the England-Pakistan series before the showpiece event saw the players score beyond 300 at will, the same cannot be said of the matches in the World Cup and Karthik said the pressure of performing on the big stage is always there as are the conditions which have helped bowlers.


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