IND vs ENG DK Out Pant In: Why Dinesh Karthik was cut from the semi-final match? Captain Rohit gave the reason

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IND vs ENG DK Out Pant IN: Team India did not make any changes in the team in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup against England in Adelaide. That is, Rishabh Pant remained a part of the playing XI while Dinesh Karthik had to sit out. Karthik was included in the playing XI of the Indian team in the first 4 matches of the Super 12 stage but could not prove anything special. At the same time, Rishabh Pant took the field against Zimbabwe in the last match of the league stage. Although Pant also did not help the team much in this match, despite this he was given preference over DK.

Rohit Sharma told the reason for keeping Rishabh Pant in the playing XI

Indian captain Rohit Sharma lost the toss of this big match. This was good news for them as in the last 11 matches at the Adelaide Oval, the team that lost the toss has won the match. But in the midst of all this, Hitman Mr. Finish brought a bad news for Dinesh Karthik. He told that in this knockout match against England, DK is not included in the playing XI, Rishabh Pant will take his place with the team.

According to Rohit, he along with the team management took this decision after looking at the dimensions of this ground. The square boundaries of the Adelaide Oval are short. The square boundaries of this ground are about 57-67 meters, while the straight boundaries are 79-88 meters long. Therefore, on this ground, left-handed batsman Pant can be more effective than DK.

Dinesh Karthik could not do wonders in T20 World Cup

Dinesh Karthik failed to score runs in the first 4 matches during the T20 World Cup. He scored 1 against Pakistan in Melbourne, got out for 6 against South Africa in Perth and returned to the pavilion after scoring 7 runs against Bangladesh in Adelaide. Before flying to Australia, Karthik scored 46 off 21 balls against South Africa in Indore. Earlier, he played an innings of more than 40 runs against West Indies in July. This is the reality of T20 format. If you are the finisher, either you will be a superhit or you will be shown the way out.

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