Irfan Pathan omits Rishabh Pant from his ideal playing XI for the upcoming ICC T20I CWC


After the completion of the five-game T20I series between India and South Africa, the discussion around India’s potential squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 has grown much stronger. Many gaming pundits have started offering their thoughts on what could be the ideal combination for Team India in the global showpiece event.

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Rishabh Pant has received a lot of criticism from fans and former cricketers for his below par performance in the recently concluded five game T20I series against South Africa.

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He scored just 58 runs in five innings with a low 105.45 strike rate. There is now a big question as to who will don the wicket-keeper gloves at the upcoming T20 World Cup.

While Dinesh Karthik has returned to the international stages after nearly three years apart after enjoying an impressive IPL 2022 season with RCB. He scored 92 runs in four innings with a 158.62 strike rate against South Africa and is also included in the Irish tour.

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Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan was among the first to name his best Indian XI for the big tournament to be played in Australia later this year.

“In Australia you need hard starts because the ball wobbles and bends a lot. So you need a player who has a lot of experience,” Pathan said on Star Sports. “In Australia you need hard starts because the ball oscillates and sews a lot. So you need a player who has a lot of experience,” Pathan said on Star Sports.

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Pathan picked Suryakumar Yadav with two all-rounders, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja, in the XI. The cricketer-turned-commentator made an interesting choice in choosing the wicketkeeper. He went with veteran cricketer Dinesh Karthik instead of Rishabh Pant.

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Irfan Pathan’s Indian XI for the 2022 T20 World Cup:

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah



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