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.read more
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.
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.
Karthik replaced Kedar Jadhav in the game against Bangladesh, his World Cup debut, having first got the taste of international cricket back in 2004.
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.
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.
Dinesh Karthik has travelled with the side for the World Cup in England and Wales.
Vijay Shankar has been chosen by the selectors to bat at No.4 but is he the best option going into a World Cup?
Virat Kohli said the team management backed Dinesh Karthik's experience to come handy during the 2019 World Cup.
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.
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.
Kolkata Knight Riders were knocked out of IPL 2019 after a disappointing show in their do-or-die game against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
A raging Dinesh Karthik was seen screaming at his players during the first strategic time-out of the Kings XI innings on Friday.
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.
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.
Kolkata Knight Riders once again threw away a position of dominance against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday and lost the match by 3 wickets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Andre Russell is doubtful for the RCB game after injuring his left shoulder during practice at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.