IND VS SA: Now That You’ve Played Dinesh Karthik, You’ll Play Him: Gautam Gambhir
IND VS SA: In the second T20I against South Africa, Gautam Gambhir believes Team India would keep Dinesh Karthik in the starting XI. Karthik was selected ahead of Deepak Hooda in the batting lineup for the opening T20I against South Africa. Bet online by checking more legal betting sites in India for the upcoming match here on our site.
The veteran cricketer, however, did not get the chance to show off his finishing talents because he only faced a few deliveries. Gautam Gambhir was asked during a Star Sports interview if he plans to make any changes to Team India’s XI. Or if they should continue with the same lineup for the next few games.
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“Don’t Believe Any Steps Are Needed”: Gautam Gambhir
“You’ll take him now that you’ve managed to play Dinesh Karthik. I still believe you might have cast Deepak Hooda given his current type and age. But, unless the wicket is incredibly dry, I don’t believe any steps are needed in the upcoming matches. In that instance, you can likely sit out a fast bowler. And play Bishnoi’s leg-spinner, with Hardik filling in as your third pace bowler. However, if the stadium is small and the wicket has little spin, you will most likely see the same squad.”Gambhir said
If the pitch is spin-friendly, Gautam Gambhir believes Ravi Bishnoi, rather than a pace bowler, will be selected by Team India.
India’s Performance In First T20I Against South Africa
On their comeback to the international competition on Thursday, Team India was defeated by South Africa by seven wickets in the first of five Twenty20 Internationals. India, headed by Rishabh Pant, failed to defend a 212-run target at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. As Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller hammered the bowlers all over the field.
Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik made their comebacks to the Indian playing XI for this match. While Hardik hit an unbeaten 31 in the Indian innings. Dinesh Karthik stepped in to bat with five balls remaining and remained unbeaten on 1 off 2 balls.
Karthik arrived on the heels of a stellar performance in the Indian Premier League, in which he hit 330 runs in 16 innings at an incredible strike rate of 183.33. Stay tuned for our 100% FREE cricket tips and match guides from our professional betting tipsters.
Despite failing to defend a 212-run target in the first match, Team India has decided to stick with the same bowling lineup. Two intriguing pace-bowling possibilities, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh are on the sidelines.
They would like to give at least one more game to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, and Harshal Patel. India and South Africa will play the second T20I of their five-match series on Sunday, June 12. The match will be held in Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium.