Played his first T20 in 2006, Dinesh Karthik Still showing what he can do in the shortest format of the game. Sixteen years after his T20I debut, he scored his first half-century in the shortest format against South Africa in the fourth T20I of a five-match series on Friday, helping India level the series. The 37-year-old hit 55 off just 27 balls with nine fours and two sixes.
On the other hand, stand-in captain رشبھ پنت He is struggling with the bat, and has so far managed only 57 runs in four matches. Former Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn He said that Pant seems to be making the same mistakes.
“Pant has had four occasions in the series where he seems to make the same mistakes. You think good players learn from their mistakes, he didn’t. That’s it. If you want to win the World Cup. So you want to pick a guy who is in form, there are people who will choose according to team fame, but DK is in such a great form, if he continues this form he is leaving. Finally, when India tour for the World Cup, it will be one of the first names written on the ship.Help Stan on ESPNcricinfo’s ‘T20 Timeout’.
Speaking further about Karthik, Stein said: “DK is in exceptional form, this year, he is getting better and better, he has a wicket-keeper mentality, he reads the game really well. He knows and understands what the bowlers are trying to do and he supports them with great skill. He does reverse sweeps, sweeps, laps. It’s being played by someone who reads and understands the game, understands what the bowler is going to bowl before he runs for the ball. “
He adds, “He does it very well, he attacks the first and last ball of the over, he puts pressure on the bowlers on one ball, and then the boys really have no answer.”
Coming out to bat in the 13th over, Karthik looked out the first few balls and then he helped India reach 169/6 in 20 overs in the fourth T20I.
Team India easily defended 169 in the fourth T20I as they bowled out South Africa for 87. اویش خان The bowlers had a choice when they came back with four wickets.
The decisive match of the series will now be played on Sunday evening at the M Chanaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
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