With an eye toward the T20 World Cup, this team composition may be chosen in the future. In white-ball cricket, Pant is not a finisher; rather, he is an enforcer who bats in the middle of the order, Suryakumar Yadav’s position in this Asia Cup match.
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Dinesh Karthik was chosen over Rishabh Pant in the Indian playing eleven, sparking a little selection dispute that preceded the high-octane cricket match between India and Pakistan. Karthik, a 37-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman, was chosen over Pant, a 13-year-old poster boy for Indian cricket, apparently because the team’s management preferred the veteran to finish.
Additionally, this might be the lineup with an eye toward the T20 World Cup, which will take place in a few months. In white-ball cricket, Pant is not a finisher; rather, he is an enforcer who bats in the middle of the order, Suryakumar Yadav’s position in this Asia Cup match. Pant’s exclusion wasn’t a simple decision, and Gautam Gambhir didn’t appreciate it.
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“India doesn’t have a lot of time left before the World Cup, so it’s time to stop experimenting and find a winning lineup. The Rishabh Pant incident, in my opinion, was a mistake, and he ought to have participated.” The former India opener also told the host broadcaster that his selection would have meant a left-hander in the middle order among a large number of right-handers. He agreed with Pakistan veteran and former colleague Wasim Akram of the Kolkata Knight Riders.
In addition to veteran seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India also fielded fast bowlers Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh, while pacemen Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were both unable to compete for India in the Asia Cup due to injuries.