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Pant to make comeback? Dravid gives BIG update on Karthik's injury ahead of IND vs BAN game | Cricket News

Pant to make comeback? Dravid provides BIG replace on Karthik’s harm forward of IND vs BAN sport | Cricket Information

India head coach Rahul Dravid mentioned the facet will wait to see how veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik might be fitness-wise on the morning of their essential Tremendous 12 match in opposition to Bangladesh within the T20 World Cup at Adelaide earlier than making a ultimate resolution on him being within the taking part in eleven. In India’s five-wicket loss to South Africa at Perth on Sunday, Karthik needed to stroll off the sphere throughout South Africa’s run-chase of 134 as a consequence of a decrease again harm. In his absence, Rishabh Pant took up protecting duties for the remainder of the match, inflicting a doubt on Karthik’s availability for Wednesday’s match in opposition to Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval.

“He is pulled up fairly nicely in the present day. Sadly, he had that spasm when he jumped to gather a bouncer after which he landed badly, in a manner that he did his again in a bit bit. However with therapy and a few days, he is pulled up fairly nicely this morning. He is come to coaching and so, we might be assessing it.

“We are going to see the way it goes and the way he pulls up tomorrow morning after a great apply session in the present day. We are going to put him by means of his paces and make sure that we’ve given him a great exercise after which see how he pulls up tomorrow morning earlier than making a ultimate resolution,” mentioned Dravid within the pre-match press convention.

Karthik made the reduce for the T20 World Cup squad after producing some good performances as a specialist finisher for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022. He then made a comeback into the India T20I squad as a chosen finisher, the place he did put in some glowing performances within the possibilities he obtained.

With the Indian workforce administration selecting to spend money on his ending expertise within the shortest format of the sport, Karthik hasn’t obtained sufficient time within the match to use ending touches to India’s innings.

He has batted solely twice within the match, going through two balls in opposition to Pakistan, particularly whereas going through spin bowling, which is not his forte. Towards South Africa, Karthik arrived on the crease earlier than the tenth over and although he shared a 52-run stand with a belligerent Suryakumar Yadav for the sixth wicket, he failed to fireside, which was the case with virtually all Indian batters.

“Once more, powerful for somebody like DK, to evaluate how he is gone. You aren’t getting to play too many video games; he obtained one ball in opposition to Pakistan on the again finish and did not bat in opposition to Netherlands. I believed he was constructing a reasonably good partnership with Surya. At that stage, we would have liked a very good partnership simply to stabilise us.

“It was arrange for him, however once more that is the character of this sport. You play that high-risk shot and you will get out on that shot, which is why individuals should be supported and backed as a lot as probably can in these codecs as a result of individuals, particularly in positions like DK batting at 5 and 6, you aren’t getting sufficient balls (to play),” acknowledged Dravid.

Although Karthik hasn’t been named within the squad for the three T20Is in opposition to New Zealand scheduled instantly after the T20 World Cup ends in Australia, Dravid signed off by saying the present think-tank will proceed to again Karthik in coming good as a specialist finisher within the ongoing match.

“When you must go (out) and ship very high-risk photographs with out having a lot time to settle in, our perception has all the time been to again and assist gamers in these positions. Come the vital time, hopefully he might be in the precise mind set to play these crunch photographs for us.”

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