In practise games, Karthik was batting well. However, Dhoni found a place for 'but': Former India co

In 2013, Karthik defeated Australia's elite pace attack with an unbroken 146, earning him a spot in the starting eleven.



Suryakumar Yadav has been selected by India as their opener in the West Indies, just three months before the World Twenty20. The strategy appears to have been successful as the right-handed batter has scored 24, 11, and 76 runs in the five-match Twenty20 series, raising the question of whether a new starting duo will be used in Australia. Also Read | "Virat has had his opportunities." 'If you look at last two years,' said an Indian legend, about Kohli's relaxation.


The team's continual turnover at the top could be detrimental going into the T20 championship game, but previous captain MS Dhoni elevated Rohit Sharma over ten years ago, which is still one of India's biggest bets in international cricket. Given his three double centuries in the 50-over format, Rohit, the Indian team's all-format captain, is currently recognised as one of the game's most proficient batsmen.


Karthik won a spot in the starting eleven by scoring an undefeated 146 against Australia's elite speed attack in the warm-up game for the 2013 Champions Trophy. The seasoned wicketkeeper-batter was given the No. 4 place, while India's opening risk for the major competition in England saw Rohit start alongside Shikhar Dhawan.


R Sridhar, a former fielding coach for India, discussed Dhoni's decision, which undoubtedly benefited Indian cricket. He explained how the former captain wanted to move Rohit up the lineup.


"Dhoni chose to send Rohit to open one match in the 2013 Champions Trophy. However, Rohit had to play, so the management, led by captain Dhoni, found a space for Rohit at the top of the order. Dinesh (Karthik) was batting really well in the practise games. That was a wise choice, "Informed cricket.com, Sridhar.


Rohit became one of the top five run scorers in the tournament as a result of Dhoni's confidence in his skills. Rohit averaged 35.40 runs per game while scoring 177 runs in five games.


In addition, Sridhar praised Suryakumar Yadav's participation in the current 20-over lineup and emphasised how Shreyas Iyer can fill in at No. 3 when Virat Kohli isn't available.


"Surya's inclusion in the team a couple of years back against England was a T20 decision that we made. He has demonstrated his skill. If Virat Kohli is not playing, Shreyas Iyer should be back at No. 3, which he is now doing "Sridhar continued.

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