I’d have him in at that five or six role – Ricky Ponting backs Dinesh Karthik

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Former Australia Captain Ricky Ponting seemed very happy with Dinesh Karthik inclusion in the Indian side and said he can be the finisher Indian needs in the T20 world Cup later this year in Australia.

Dinesh Karthik was sensational in the recently concluded IPL 2022 playing for RCB. He was just amazing for his side at the back end.

He played 16 matches for RCB this season and made 330 runs at an average of 55. His strike rate was 183.33 in the season. Based on his incredible performance he was selected in the T20I series against South Africa.

In the ICC Review, Ricky Ponting said, “I would have him, and I’d have him in at that five or six role. The way that he finished games for RCB this year, he took his game to another level. When you look at the IPL, you want your better players to maybe be able to win two or three, maybe four games through the season.

If you can get that out of them, it’s probably going to be a really good return. But Dinesh probably had a bigger impact on a lot of the games than most of the other RCB players did this year,” he added

“Virat (Kohli) having the year he’s had, Maxi (Glenn Maxwell) started the tournament really well but DK was the one. And Faf too I guess, who kept the RCB bandwagon rolling. I’d be surprised if he’s not in their line-up somewhere,” Ponting said.

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