Ricky Ponting stated that Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant can play in the same line-up
The India national club failed the Asian T20 Cup, being the obvious favorite of the tournament. In this regard, the upcoming T20 World Cup has an even more significant role for the India national team, at which Rahul Dravid’s guys will have to rehabilitate themselves for the failure in the UAE. There is much talk about the line-up of one of the strongest teams on the planet. The day before, the Australian ex-captain shared his opinion — Ricky Ponting stated that Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant can play in the same line-up.
Dinesh and Rishabh are players of approximately the same functionality, so their joint use on the field seems like they need to be more advanced. However, Ricky Ponting noted that Karthik and Pant are such great players that they can play in the same team.
“I think India will show its best cricket if Dinesh and Rishabh play at the same time. I don’t care that they are very similar — I am convinced their skill is enough to play together,” said Ricky Ponting.
Recall that the World Cup in Australia for India will begin with a confrontation with Pakistan — it will be on October 23.