Need a Keeper Who'll do MS Dhoni's Role': Ravi Shastri Picks the 'Finisher' for Team India in T20 WC 2022

Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik returned to the Indian T20 set-up after a hiatus of more than three years.

He found himself in the squad for the upcoming bilateral series against South Africa at home, which begins on June 9 in Delhi.

Karthik earned this call-up following an impeccable season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2022.

The 37-year-old scored 330 runs from 16 encounters, batting at a strike rate of 183.33. One more aspect which was majorly noticed in the season was his finishing skills

The way he batted in death overs probably impressed the selectors to be named in the 18-man squad.

Giving his opinion on Karthik’s comeback, former India head coach Ravi Shastri said the upcoming T20Is

against South Africa is a great opportunity for the wicketkeeper-batter to cement his place in the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

“This is his opportunity. If and when he gets an opportunity in these games, he has to do it with India colours on.

We know he has got the experience, so this becomes extremely vital,” Shastri told Star Sports.