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Dinesh Karthik Dinesh Karthik Cricketer Profile Height: 1.7 m DOB: June 1, 1985, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Despite having accumulated a lot many runs in domestic cricket, Dinesh Karthik’s struggle to enter and remain in the Indian cricket team dressing room has been ever going. The emergence of MS Dhoni overshadowed Karthik, who was probably the more technically sound wicketkeeper during that period. However, the Test retirement of Dhoni in 2014 also couldn’t hand Karthik a comeback as Wriddhiman Saha was a better equipped stumper and a bankable option in the longest format of cricket. Karthik made his international debut on September 5, 2004, in an ODI match against England at Lord’s. Dhoni, on the other hand, got a chance on December 23, 2004, when he played his first ODI match for India during their tour to Bangladesh. Karthik debuted in Test cricket on November 5, 2004, in a match against Australia in Mumbai. A T20I breakthrough came for the Tamil Nadu batsman in December 2006 during India’s tour of South Africa. When everything seemed unsatisfactory in Karthik’s cricket career, he just did a Javed Miandad, scoring a last-ball six to guide India to Nidahas Trophy win in 2018.

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Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman question India's tactics of sending MS Dhoni so late against New Zealand

Cricket | Jul 11, 2019, 02:02 PM IST

Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik were sent ahead of MS Dhoni after India were reduced to five for three and then 24 for four in their chase of 240 in 1st semi-final of the 2019 World Cup.

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Middle-order revamp on the cards as India retrospect after World Cup semi-final loss

Cricket | Jul 11, 2019, 01:39 PM IST

The policy from the time when Mahendra Singh Dhoni took over as captain has been to prepare teams at least two years in advance for ODIs and maybe around 18 months for T20s.

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Team management has made it clear that I will bat No 7: Dinesh Karthik

Cricket | Jul 05, 2019, 08:51 PM IST

Karthik replaced Kedar Jadhav in the game against Bangladesh, his World Cup debut, having first got the taste of international cricket back in 2004.

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15 years of wait, but hard work finally pays: Dinesh Karthik gets his dream World Cup debut

Cricket | Jul 02, 2019, 04:38 PM IST

It was a long wait for Karthik, but the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman finally gets the opportunity to shine in the blue in a World Cup game.

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2019 World Cup: Hurt India likely to ring the changes against Bangladesh at Edgbaston

Cricket | Jul 02, 2019, 08:55 AM IST

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik could come into the squad in place of a spinner and Kedar Jadhav as India aim to seal semi-final spot on Tuesday.

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World Cup 2019: Good or bad, people still talk about me, says Dinesh Karthik

Cricket | May 24, 2019, 03:46 PM IST

Dinesh Karthik has travelled with the side for the World Cup in England and Wales.

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Is Vijay Shankar ready for number 4 position in World Cup; What are the other options India have in their arsenal?

Cricket | May 21, 2019, 08:45 AM IST

Vijay Shankar has been chosen by the selectors to bat at No.4 but is he the best option going into a World Cup?

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Virat Kohli reveals why Dinesh Karthik was chosen over Rishabh Pant for 2019 World Cup

Cricket | May 15, 2019, 05:42 PM IST

Virat Kohli said the team management backed Dinesh Karthik's experience to come handy during the 2019 World Cup.

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Team India coach Ravi Shastri hints at 'horses for courses' for No.4 spot in 2019 World Cup

Cricket | May 14, 2019, 03:45 PM IST

India are looking at Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul for the No.4 spot in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

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IPL 2019: Assistant coach Simon Katich admits there was some on-field tension among KKR players

Cricket | May 06, 2019, 10:45 AM IST

Two-time champions KKR needed to win against Mumbai Indians on Sunday to qualify for the playoffs, but they slumped to a nine-wicket thrashing to crash out of the T20 tournament.

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IPL 2019, MI vs KKR: Dinesh Karthik vows Kolkata will come back stronger after disappointing season

Cricket | May 06, 2019, 09:54 AM IST

Kolkata Knight Riders were knocked out of IPL 2019 after a disappointing show in their do-or-die game against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.

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IPL 2019, KXIP vs KKR: Dinesh Karthik reveals reason behind animated reaction during strategic time-out

Cricket | May 04, 2019, 10:51 AM IST

A raging Dinesh Karthik was seen screaming at his players during the first strategic time-out of the Kings XI innings on Friday.

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Dinesh Karthik responds after Andre Russell's criticism: I'm aware of bickering and back-biting

Cricket | Apr 29, 2019, 01:53 PM IST

KKR snapped a six-match losing streak with a 34-run win over Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens Sunday, days after questions were raised about Andre Russell's batting position.

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IPL 2019, KKR vs MI: Rampaging Mumbai aim to seal playoffs berth against hapless Kolkata

Cricket | Apr 28, 2019, 09:11 AM IST

Mumbai Indians have won 7 games so and another win will more or less confirm their playoffs birth while for Kolkata, it is a battle to stay alive in IPL 2019.

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IPL 2019: Dinesh Karthik hopes KKR will come back stronger despite six successive defeats

Cricket | Apr 26, 2019, 10:38 AM IST

Kolkata Knight Riders once again threw away a position of dominance against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday and lost the match by 3 wickets.

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IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: Probable Playing 11 of KKR vs RR and Match Predictions

Cricket | Apr 25, 2019, 09:43 AM IST

IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: Here is the Probable Playing 11 of KKR vs RR and what to expect from the big clash on Thursday night.

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IPL 2019: Jacques Kallis denies claims of Kolkata Knight Riders sacking Dinesh Karthik as captain

Cricket | Apr 23, 2019, 10:57 PM IST

Karthik has failed to justify his role as captain either with the bat or with his decisions after KKR's poor run in the ongoing IPL.

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IPL 2019, SRH vs KKR: Bad form the reason behind Kuldeep Yadav's exclusion, reveals Dinesh Karthik

Cricket | Apr 21, 2019, 08:56 PM IST

When asked about Kuldeep Yadav's absence from the playing XI, KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik made it clear that he was dropped owing to poor form.

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IPL 2019, Match 35: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Predictions and Probable playing 11

Cricket | Apr 19, 2019, 01:07 PM IST

IPL 2019, Match 35, KKR vs RCB: Expect the pitch to be another belter with little pace on offer for the seamers. However, like Imran Tahir, if bowled properly, there could be purchase for spinners as well at the Gardens.

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IPL 2019, KKR vs RCB: Andre Russell in doubt as Kolkata eye return to winning ways

Cricket | Apr 19, 2019, 08:59 AM IST

Andre Russell is doubtful for the RCB game after injuring his left shoulder during practice at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

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