India Semifinal T20 WC: Golden chance WASTED by Rishabh Pant to shunt out Dinesh Karthik from Indian Playing XI for Semifinal of T20 World CUP, Check How & Follow IND vs ZIM LIVE

India Semifinal T20 WC: Rishabh Pant have wasted a golden chance to oust Dinesh Karthik from Indian Playing XI for the ICC…

India Semifinal T20 WC: Golden chance WASTED by Rishabh Pant to shunt out Dinesh Karthik from Indian Playing XI for Semifinal of T20 World CUP, Check How & Follow IND vs ZIM LIVE

India Semifinal T20 WC: Rishabh Pant have wasted a golden chance to oust Dinesh Karthik from Indian Playing XI for the ICC T20 WC 2022 semifinal. Rohit Sharma had given Rishabh Pant a chance to play in India’s last SUPER 12 Group 2 game vs Zimbabwe in Adelaide. This was Pant’s first outing with the bat in T20 WC 2022. Before Sunday, it was the wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik who donned the cap for India. India have already qualified for the semi-finals, the clash vs Zimbabwe will be to decide the fixtures of the semi-finals. Follow IND vs ZIM LIVE, ICC T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

India Semifinal T20 WC: Golden chance WASTED by Rishabh Pant to shunt out Dinesh Karthik from Indian Playing XI for Semifinal of T20 World CUP, Check How & Follow IND vs ZIM LIVE

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India Semifinal T20 WC: Golden chance WASTED by Rishabh Pant to shunt out Dinesh Karthik from Indian Playing XI for Semifinal of T20 World CUP, Check How & Follow IND vs ZIM LIVE

Rishabh Pant replaced Dinesh Karthik in India playing XI for the final Super 12 Group 2 match. The veteran’s not-so-impressive form has propelled this decision of team management to drop Karthik for Pant for the Zimbabwe clash.

Dinesh Karthik with scores of 1, 6 and 7 hasn’t lived up to the expectations set. Although he has faced just 22 balls, he is in Australia to hit quick runs. The stage was set for him against Bangladesh but a miscommunication with Virat Kohli dismissed him. As things stand, apart from team management’s backing, DK does not have a lot to show for it.

With all the aforementioned facts in mind, Rishabh Pant was eager to put a mark on the game but he failed expeditiously. The explosive wicketkeeper-batter was promoted to come out and bat at No. 4 but had a short stay on the pitch as he was removed at the score of 3 off 5 balls.

Ryan Burl took a fantastic catch of Pant at wide long-on. Pant was down on his knee to play the slogsweep, but Burl sprinted to his left and took a superb diving catch.

Pant failed to make the most of the chance. Now it is very unsure that Pant will get another chance in this tournament.

Rishabh Pant was practicing hard to make a comeback. Even against Bangladesh, he was tipped to replace Karthik as the veteran suffered a back injury. However, Team India preferred to go with Karthik over Pant as he recovered just in time.

India Semifinal T20 WC: Will Rishabh Pant come in for Dinesh Karthik?

  • Dinesh Karthik’s returns have dwindled over the last two months.
  • After an average campaign in Asia Cup, Karthik had a couple of a good knocks against South Africa.
  • However, in Australia, he has endured a poor run.
  • He has returns of 1, 6 and 7 against Pakistan, SouthAfrica, and Bangladesh.
  • Rishabh Pant on the other hand has also endured a poor run.
  • In 2022, Pant has scored 338 runs in 17 innings at a strike rate of 136.84.

Notably, the BCCI selection committee is already looking beyond Karthik after the T20 World Cup as the veteran was not selected for India’s tour of New Zealand. There is also a great possibility that Karthik might have played his last game for India.

T20 World CUP Semifinal: Timing, Schedule and Match

First T20 World CUP Semifinal

  • Match: NewZealand vs Pakistan/India, 1st Semi-Final, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022
  • Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2022
  • Time: 1:30 PM (IST)
  • Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Second T20 World CUP Semifinal

  • Match: England vs Pakistan/India, 2nd Semi-Final, ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022
  • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2022
  • Time: 1:30 PM (IST)
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Final: 13 November

The tournament reaches its conclusion with the Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 13 November, barring the need for the reserve day to be used on 14 November.

India Semifinal T20 WC: Golden chance WASTED by Rishabh Pant to shunt out Dinesh Karthik from Indian Playing XI for Semifinal of T20 World CUP, Check How & Follow IND vs ZIM LIVE

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