There is a lot of debate going around regarding the spot of India’s reserve wicket-keeper for the World Cup. MS Dhoni is going to take the flight to England but most likely, only one between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant will get selected for the ICC’s showpiece event.
Former Indian captain, Sourav Ganguly, who had led India to the finals of the 2003 World Cup stated that there might be a case of India overlooking both Pant and Karthik for the World Cup.
“It is quite possible that none of either Pant or Karthik are selected for the World Cup. The way they have backed Vijay Shankar recently, it is possible that none of the two frontline backup wicket-keepers will make it to England. So in the event that Shankar is chosen, only one amongst KL Rahul, Pant and Karthik will be selected,” Sourav Ganguly told on IndiaTV’s show ‘Cricket Ki Baat’.
However, if given a choice, Dada will pick Pant over DK. “I would back Rishabh Pant over Dinesh Karthik. The latter has played a lot of cameos but we haven’t seen him play a big innings while pulling the team out of trouble like Kedar Jadhav does for India. So, if I have to choose one amongst the two, I would go for Pant as he is a player of the future.”