Asia Cup 2022: Kiran More is a former wicketkeeper-batsman for the India National Cricket Team and now plays his role as a selector. He recently made it to the headlines by commenting on the team’s lineup.
He believes that it was unfair to leave senior wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik out of the playing XI for the important Asia Cup 2022 match against the Pakistan National Cricket Team.
Surprisingly, Dinesh Karthik has left off Team India’s starting lineup for their match against Pakistan on Sunday, September 4 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In the group stage match against Pakistan.
When he only got to play one ball, the 37-year-old was chosen over Rishabh Pant. To accommodate a left-handed batsman like Rishabh Pant in the middle order in place of Ravindra Jadeja. Who has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022, the decision to drop Karthik may have been made.
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Asia Cup 2022: Kiran More Thinks Dinesh Karthik Is More Important
According to More, the young wicketkeeper-batsman Pant ought to have played to his skills and batted more responsibly as he remarked in an interview with Sportskeeda. DK has proven to be a finisher and is undoubtedly an experienced player. Rishabh may have performed better in the last game because Dravid used a left-right combo.
He ought to have relied more on his advantages than tried a reverse sweep. DK is not being treated fairly, therefore. Even so, India will need at least one left-hander in the middle of the order to defeat Sri Lanka.
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Mohammed Shami, a seasoned bowler who hasn’t played in a T20 International match for India since the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Is merely being kept fresh for the ICC Men’s T20 World 2022. According to More, who also believes that Shami would be a member of India’s T20 World Cup team. He stated:
“I feel the way Rahul Dravid thinks, he is keeping Shami fresh for the T20 World Cup. Once Bumrah and Shami come back, then you have Harshal and also Arshdeep Singh who was fantastic under pressure against Pakistan. Yes, he did drop a sitter, but you can’t blame him for the whole match.”
India vs Sri Lanka Match Summary
Unfortunately, the Indian team this time too couldn’t perform upto its full potential. Although the team was looking strong and promising enough to capture a victory against Sri Lanks but was not able to. India put up a decent score of 173, and clearly Lankans were in no intention of losing to that.
Since the start of the second innings Sri Lanka dominated the game. Keeping up the run-rate as high as 10, their batters established unchallenged superiority. Sri Lanka easily chased the target of 173 in 19.5 overs and beat India with 6 wickets. Without a doubt, they were a better team than India today.