IPL 2022- Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik is not finished yet. He has re-emerged as one of the premier finishers in the IPL this season. The 38-year-old is set to turn 36 in a couple of months when he was at the crease, disrupted bowlers’ line and length, and lightened his legs while mocking the death over. Follow IPL 2022 live updates on Insidesport.IN
Now, with a string of impressive performances, Karthik is making a strong case for himself to return to the Indian team, especially with the T20 World Cup later this year. Let’s take a look at some reasonable explanations that may be in favor of Karthik in his dream.
– Play the role of finisher that Dhoni used to play
Karthik continues to emulate his vintage shelf with rapid rebuilding of innings in the wake of late growth and fall. And now that they are no longer in the national team ranks with Dhoni, Karthik could be an ideal person who can match the late finishers of India with his skills and vast experience.
Case 1: Bangalore will have to start fast after chasing long goals in the game against CSK. However, Chennai have had initial success in putting pressure on the opposition. Karthik, who came to bat at No. 6, threatened to snatch the game from Chennai. With a score of 34 off just 14 balls and a hammer at a strike rate of 242.86, RCB wicket-keeper CSK was able to stop the brief celebration at camp. However, Jadeja & Co. survived to register the first point on the board.
Case 2: Against the Delhi Capitals, Karthik hit 66 off just 34 balls to help RCB bounce back from 92 for 189/5 for 5 in the 12th over.
– Presence of the highest form and resources of the mind
Karthik has been in good form for RCB this season, scoring 209 in six innings at a strike rate of 197 with an average of one boundary off every three balls.
|RCB vs. Capitals||66 *||2c / 0s||18-April-2022||Wankhede||T20|
|RCB vs Super Kings||34||0c / 0s||12-April-2022||DY Patil||T20|
|RCB vs Mumbai||7 *||1c / 0s||09-Apr-2022||Pune||T20|
|RCB vs Royals||44 *||0c / 0s||05-Apr-2022||Wankhede||T20|
|RCB vs KKR||14 *||1c / 0s||30-March-2022||DY Patil||T20|
|RCB vs Punjab Kings||32 *||0c / 0s||27-March-2022||DY Patil||T20|
Not only that, during the RCB match against Rajasthan Royals, Karthik made an impeccable display of his mind presence.
– Chasing 170 runs, RCB dropped to 87/5
– When Karthik came, RCB needed about 12 runs per over.
With all the bets against, RCB was still able to pull off a win and aThe answer is Dinesh Karthik. The beauty of his innings was not just in hitting four fours and three sixes but the game was scratching his neck. Karthik used his intelligence not only to determine the position of the field but also cleverly negotiated with the danger bowler Chahal. With five balls left in the end, Bangalore reached there.
– Rishabh will always keep Pant on his toes
Karthik will do his best to regain his place in India’s T20 squad but it will not be good news for Rishabh Pant. The DC captain has delivered some big knocks in important games but lacks consistency and bringing Karthik back to the ranks would mean a competition to get the best out of each player.
Rishabh Pant in IPL 15: 144 runs in 5 matches @ SR- 146.94
Dinesh Karthik in IPL 15: 197 runs in 6 matches @ SR-209.57
His experience will help Rohit Sharma in crisis situations
Karthik has always been busy with him on the sidelines. Even if he is not in the middle, he is always thinking about the situation. There is a complete opposite in his personality while at the crease- Karthik suddenly acquires Zen-mode.
In it, he has to play tactical strokes to pick the gap without precision, both his time and skill, the presence of his mind, the tactical approach to the field and the express. Rohit Sharma is keen on a match-winning finisher, and this will be crucial when the Indian team prepares for the ICC T20 WC.
Karthik has filed a strong case before the T20 World Cup: With the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 to be held in Australia later this year, Karthik is making a strong case for himself with his ultimate talent.
Fellow RCB teammate and former captain Virat Kohli also echoed the same line, “He has been amazing. With these scores, DK must have made a strong claim to play all kinds of cricket.”
Finding the sweet spot, the wicketkeeper-batsman wants to continue the same form and win the game for RCB. And in the process, one can also earn a ticket down under.
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