During the T20 World Cup match involving Dinesh Karthik, Sanju Samson, and Rishabh Pant, Yuvraj Singh made a choice.

The decision of who of the 15 players will start at wicketkeeping for the T20 World Cup will be one of the most important selection decisions. At the start of the IPL 2024 season, six players were considered contenders for the two spots in the Indian squad: my 11 circle, Sanju Samson, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Jitesh Sharma, and Dhruv Jurel. Dinesh Karthik, the top player for Royal Challengers Bengaluru, joined the competition as the seventh player a little over halfway through.

After he initiated a fresh conversation on Pant’s possible World Cup selection, the majority of seasoned cricketers and experts have supported Karthik—particularly in view of Pant’s incredible 88 off 43 against Gujarat Titans earlier this week. With a strike average of 161.32 and 342 runs in nine games—three of which contained half-centuries—he has also been the highest scorer among the seven opponents. Samson scores 314 runs in eight games, including three fifty-score innings, with a strike rate of 152.42 after Pant.

The Indian player Yuvraj Singh, nevertheless, is primarily happy with Karthik’s IPL 2024 results. With a 209.75 strike rate, he has blasted 172 runs for the Royals in just four innings. He went on to say that the 38-year-old should only be selected for the World Cup team if he is guaranteed a spot in the starting lineup, even if he backed his inclusion.

According to a statement from Yuvraj to the International Cricket Council, “DK (Karthik) has been hitting well, but the thing about DK is that he didn’t get to play the last time they picked him (2022), and the IPL WIN World Cup was on.”

If the selectors do not believe that Karthik is a lock to start in the Indian starting XI, then Pant and Samson should be taken into consideration for the team, the two-time World Cup winner said.

“I don’t think there’s any point in picking gullybet if he’s not in your XI,” he went on to say. There’s Sanju Samson and Rishabh Pant, who appear younger and fitter than ever. Though if DK isn’t going to participate, I would rather to see him participating. You would prefer someone younger who can make an impact.

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