Dinesh Karthik says enjoying finisher’s role after India win v Windies

TNN Bureau. Updated: 7/30/2022 6:30:09 PM Sports and Culture

India’s Dinesh Karthik is having fun with the finisher’s position, the 37-year-old mentioned, after his breezy cameo helped safe his aspect’s 68-victory in opposition to West Indies within the first Twenty20 Worldwide on Friday. Captain Rohit Sharma smashed 64 however Karthik offered the late flourish with an unbeaten 41 off 19 balls as India posted 190-6 at Tarouba in Trinidad and Tobago.

Indian spinners then restricted West Indies to 122-8 to place the guests 1-0 up within the five-match collection. “I’ve been having fun with it lots,” veteran middle-order batsman Karthik mentioned of his position after accumulating the man-of-the-match award.

“It’s a very attention-grabbing position. It isn’t one thing you can be very in line with however on some days, you can also make an affect on the group.

“You want the backing of the captain and coach and I’ve obtained that in abundance.”

There was a seven-year interval from 2010 to 2017 when Karthik didn’t play a single T20 match for India however his latest type strengthens his case for choice for this 12 months’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Karthik, who performed India’s maiden T20 match in 2006, mentioned he knew very nicely what entailed the finisher’s position.

“Assessing the wicket is vital,” he mentioned.

“On any given day, the final three-four overs that you just bat, you want to pay attention to numerous issues comparable to the form of the ball, the softness of the ball, the wicket, after which it’s essential to determine.

“These are few issues and that comes with just a little little bit of observe.” The second match is scheduled in Basseterre on Monday.

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