Rashid Latif made a big statement about Hardik Pandya and Rishabh Pant.
Rashid Latif also raised questions on Dinesh Karthik’s playing in International.
Rashid Latif believes that Karthik is good only for franchise cricket.
New Delhi. All-rounder Hardik Pandya and wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant are two of the most prolific batsmen for India in the middle order. Pant has been called to the opening on a few occasions, but it is no rocket science that Pant is best suited to bat in the lower-middle order. The duo recently shared a century partnership for the fifth wicket and guided India to the third ODI against England, during which Pant scored his first match-winning century in white-ball cricket.
But despite his batting, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif does not have confidence in his abilities to score more runs in the death overs. Former Pakistan Rashid Latif has made a big claim saying that if Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are left to finish the game with 12 balls to spare for Team India, they are likely to lose the game. He said that if Pant, Hardik have to work for the team along with Karthik, it will mean that the top order has faltered.
‘Where will Karthik bat in international cricket’
In the YouTube show Caught Behind, Rashid Latif said about Dinesh Karthik, “Dinesh Karthik is fine in franchise cricket, but when it comes to playing for India, he has 3 to 4 quality batsmen. How and where will Karthik bat in those 20 overs. So, I believe it is fine till franchise cricket, but if they are getting to bat against international teams like Pakistan and Australia, it means the top order is damaged.
Karthik showed a strong game in IPL 2022
Dinesh Karthik pulled off a great IPL 2022 season for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In this, he scored 330 runs in 10 innings at an average of 55. During this his strike rate was more than 180. Karthik made a strong comeback in the Indian team on the basis of his performance in the IPL. Along with this, Karthik maintained his performance in T20 International as well.
Karthik has already played a lot of innings from the lower order and helped India finish the match. Karthik’s 21-ball 30 helped India 148/6 in the second T20 International against South Africa at home and recently in the first T20 International against West Indies, Karthik scored an unbeaten 41 off just 19 balls.
Let us tell you that India will start its T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 23 October. Before this, both the sides will face-to-face in the Asia Cup on August 28 in Dubai.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 04, 2022, 12:45 IST