T20 WC 2022: Sunil Gavaskar said he would prefer to play both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in the starting XI for T20 World Cup.
The marquee event is less than a month away from getting underway in Australia. As many as 45 games will be played throughout the tournament.
Team India will kick-start their T20 World Cup campaign on October 23. The Men in Blue will lock horns with the Green Shirts at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Rohit Sharma has led the team pretty well so far ever since taking the full-time captaincy role. Everything was going so fine for India except for those two heartbreaking defeats in super 4 stage of Asia Cup.
The Men in Blue lost to both Pakistan and Sri Lanka. As a result, they were eliminated from the competition. However, they will consider this as a big learning opportunity.
They will fix the leaks where they need to so much so that they get geared up for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
T20 WC 2022: Sunil Gavaskar in favour of playing both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik in starting XI
The Indian batting great shared his views on the Indian team selection for the T20 World Cup. As far as the bowling unit is concerned, Gavaskar said he would go with Hardik Pandya and four other specialist bowlers
The BCCI announced the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup 2022. The squad includes both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.
In fact, India managed to field both Pant and Karthik in the starting XI recently. However, the team management went with DK most of the time over Pant in Asia Cup.
On the other hand, Pant was given priority in other games. During a recent chat with Sports Tak, Gavaskar said, “I would play both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik. At No.5, Rishabh Pant, No.6 Hardik Pandya or the vice-versa and I’ll play Dinesh Karthik at No.7.
“I would give Hardik and four other options as bowlers. If you do not take risk, how will you win? You need to take risk in all departments then only you can get rewards.”