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Ponting’s T20 WC face-offs: Bumrah has edge over Afridi, wants both DK, Pant in Indian XI | Cricket News


DUBAI: Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are succesful sufficient batters to pick themselves in the identical taking part in XI in the course of the upcoming T20 World Cup, feels former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.
In his newest ICC overview, Ponting did his 5 face-offs for the marquee occasion and certainly one of them was the heated debate as to who must be in the taking part in XI? Should it’s a possible destroyer of bowling assault Pant or the “designated finisher”Karthik?
“The debate in the Indian cricketing circles has long been raging on who should be the designated wicketkeeper-batter in the side. While Karthik can boast about being an excellent finisher, Pant’s prodigious talent has seen him being backed by many,” Ponting wrote in his column.
India have fielded both in the identical facet on some events and Ponting believes that must be the way in which ahead for Rohit Sharma’s staff.
Praising both, Ponting mentioned: “I actually think that India’s best team has both of these players. I don’t care if they are both keepers but I think their batting prowess is enough.”
Elaborating on their skills, the Australian legend added: “Rishabh in the middle order and Dinesh as a finisher, they look extremely dangerous to me.”
Ultimately although, Ponting believed that Pant had an edge over Karthik and he’s prone to be afforded extra possibilities.
“Look, I’m just going to favour Rishabh because I think he might get slightly more opportunities than Dinesh does,” mentioned Pant’s Delhi Capitals coach.
In case of a face-off between Shaheen Shah Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah, Ponting feels that the Indian is a shade forward of the Pakistani.
“I’ll probably go on experience alone – I’ll go for Bumrah. He’s played a fair bit of cricket in Australia now, played more in Australia than Afridi and has played more big tournaments as well than Afridi has,” Ponting added.

Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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