Adam Gilchrist picks between Rishab Pant and Dinesh Kartik

Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has revealed his pick among the two star wicketkeepers in India’s T20I starting XI.

India named their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 squad with both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik among the 15 players flying to Australia. In a star-studded batting line-up, there might, however, be room for only one of them.

“The dare of Rishabh Pant and the courage for him, the way in which he takes on bowling attacks,” Gilchrist said.

“I think he’s got to be a must in that Indian line-up. They can play together, but I think Rishabh Pant has definitely got to be in there.”

“It’ll be interesting to see if they can both play in the same team. I think they can. What they bring to a team … the versatility of Dinesh Karthik, he can play at the top of the order, he can, as he has done more so later in his career, be in the middle and late overs to finish. He has a really nice touch game.”