“A well-defined role has elevated Dinesh Karthik’s performances: Saba Karim

Written by Mohan Sharma

Dinesh Karthik seems to have rediscovered himself in the past few months. A strong contender for the finisher’s role at this year’s World T20, the seasoned wicketkeeper-batter has been exceptional in 20-over cricket, thanks to his ability to switch gears and find boundaries in the final overs.

Former India player and national selector Saba Karim pointed out how a well-defined role has elevated Karthik’s performances in the current set-up. Karim believes the team management wants Karthik to play three to four overs irrespective of his batting position.

“When Dinesh Karthik used to bat up the order a couple of years back, we were all wondering why he wasn’t able to perform, despite the potential. He was failing back then because there was no clarity regarding his role,” Karim said on India News.

“He had no idea when he had to play the big shots, or when he had to take the singles. He has a clear role now and that is why his performances have improved significantly,” he added.

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