Dinesh Karthik is going through a lean patch in IPL 2023 which has made a significant impact on the performance of his side Royal Challengers Bangalore. Former Indian pacer Irfan Pathan reckons that Dinesh Karthik could not prove even once that his team can rely on him for big scores.

Royal Challengers Bangalore faced defeat in their previous game against the Kolkata Knight Riders as they couldn’t chase a target of 201 on a batting-friendly Chinnaswamy wicket. Irfan Pathan reckons the likes of Dinesh Karthik have proven to be unreliable and stated that the team needs to find a solution before it’s too late in the tournament.

“RCB will have to find a solution that if KGF (Kohli, Glenn, Faf) do not work then who will steer the team through troubled waters. Whether Dinesh Karthik or Mahipal Lomror,” Irfan Pathan discussed with Star Sports about RCB’S batting lineup.

RCB’s Middle Order Looks Very Weak: Irfan Pathan

“Karthik Could Not Prove Even Once in The Last 8 Matches”- Irfan Pathan on Dinesh Karthik’s Terrible Run in IPL 2023
“Karthik Could Not Prove Even Once in The Last 8 Matches”- Irfan Pathan on Dinesh Karthik’s Terrible Run in IPL 2023

“RCB’s middle order looks very weak. Karthik could not prove even once in the last 8 matches that the team can rely on him for big scores or during chases. RCB management will have to fix this loophole in their batting,” the former Indian pacer pointed about Dinesh Karthik.

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Virat Kohli, skipper Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell have been in top-class form in IPL 2023 but the middle order has struggled in almost all the matches. RCB’s middle order has scored just 404 runs in eight games despite playing most of their games on a high-scoring wicket in Bangalore.

Dinesh Karthik has just scored 83 runs despite getting 7 opportunities to bat in the cash-rich league. While the top order has always laid the foundation for Royal Challengers Bangalore, their fragile middle order has failed to deliver proving to be really costly for the Faf du Plessis-led side.

RCB has won just four games till now in IPL 2023 and has lost eight games. They are in the sixth position in the points table as of now. While most of the other teams have got their settled playing XI, RCB might look to ponder about the combination in order to get the momentum going in the second half.

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