New Delhi: Team India’s veteran wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik’s cricket career saw an incredible turnaround after Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Karthik’s career and form went downhill in 2019 but he managed to pull off one of the most difficult comebacks in international cricket after he was named in BCCI’s 15-member squad for T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. After a mind-boggling hit season with Royal Challenges Bangalore, Karthik made his way back into the national team, which is highly inspiring. The veteran wicketkeeper batter, who started his career in 2004, hasn’t got a chance to play any T20 World Cup after the 2007 T20 World Cup.
37-year-old Dinesh Karthik’s emotional reaction after being picked in India’s T20 World Cup team went viral on social media.
Dreams do come true 💙
— DK (@DineshKarthik) September 12, 2022
The Indian cricket team for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 has been announced. Although there have not been any surprising changes in the announced list of 15-member squad which includes four standby players. The biggest positive for team India is return of star pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel. Both were unable to participate in the Asia Cup 2022 due to injury. Now, both have regained fitness and are ready for their much-awaited comeback. Sanju Samson is neither in the main squad nor in the list of standby players.
India squad for ICC T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh.
Standby players: Mohd. Shami, Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Deepak Chahar.