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Cricket Buzz – Dinesh Karthik is very proud for being a part of the present team led by Virat Kohli

Cricket Buzz – Dinesh Karthik is very proud for being a part of the present team led by Virat Kohli

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As per the Indian Cricket News & Cricket Buzz Dinesh Karthik has replaced KL Rahul in the upcoming New Zealand tour starting from 22nd of this month , and Karthik is very happy of the fact that he will be a part of the team that is being led by Virat Kohli

 

Karthik said that Virat Kohli is a captain with a very positive mind and he is always looking forward to win in any given situation which is a very good attitude from the leadership point of view as of not giving chances away to steal the show

 

He said he is proud and very happy of the fact that he will led by the present captain Virat Kohli who possess a lot of skill and is very much in form

 

The great thing is that the bowlers are able to bat, which adds death to the side. I am honoured and privileged just to be part of this team,” he told reporters on the sidelines of Tamil Nadu’s Group “C’ Ranji Trophy match against Tripura.

 

He sang praise of Kohli and said the captain was “very vibrant and very positive. He is always looking to win”. Karthik, who is making a return to the 50-overs side for the ODIs against New Zealand after having last played in the series against West Indies in the Caribbean a few months ago, said he was happy to be back and hoped to do well if he got the opportunity.

 

“I feel very positive to be back in the side. I feel very confident and will try to give my best. The team set-up is very vibrant and there are good vibes in the dressing room. If I get the chance I have to make the most of it,” he said.

 

On what he felt was the best batting position for him in the Indian line-up, Karthik, who has played 73 ODIs and 10 T20 internationals so far, said No 4 was the best one from him and he was confident of doing well.

 

“Obviously No 4 is a great best position for me to bat. I have been batting at No 4 for Tamil Nadu in white ball cricket. I am confident that I can do well.”

 

“I am confident of fielding anywhere. It is part of my repertoire. Now that I am back-up for M S Dhoni, it is important that I keep practising and whenever given the opportunity do the best I can,” he said when asked he could adpat to fielding as he was basically a ‘keeper.

 

On his interaction with the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri, Karthik said “he (Shastri) is fantastic. He had a chat with me and told me how he sees me in future. He told me what I must do. Sanjay Bangar, B Arun and R Sridhar make a formidable support staff along with Shastri,” Karthik said.

 

 

 

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75