Dinesh Karthik Praises Rahane’s Resurgence ahead of WTC Final Clash

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Dinesh Karthik, the experienced wicketkeeper-batter, expressed his belief in Ajinkya Rahane’s exceptional form in the ongoing IPL 2023. Karthik is confident that Rahane’s impressive performances will boost his confidence ahead of the World Test Championship final against Australia, commencing on June 7 at The Oval in London. Notably, with Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant sidelined due to injuries, Rahane has made a comeback to the squad, leveraging his excellent Ranji Trophy season.

Dinesh emphasized Rahane’s outstanding record in Test cricket outside of India, which is expected to further enhance his confidence. The 37-year-old also highlighted the significance of the next eight to ten months for Rahane, as he is currently not under contract. However, if Rahane performs well, Karthik believes he can earn a spot in India’s plans once again and potentially secure a central contract.

“I think he has got his mojo back. He is in good rhythm, he is in good confidence. He is always known to do well outside India. It’s going to be a very important six or eight months for him in his career in Test cricket. He has done so well for CSK. When he has come back the way that he has batted, the intent that he showed, he has shown that he is in very good mind space and that’s something that’s very important for the batter,”

Karthik said.

Karthik picks KS Bharat over Ishan Kishan for the WTC final

“I think Bharat will be a pretty straightforward choice because playing Ishan Kishan in his debut and a Test match straight in the World Test Championship Final is asking a bit too much. And the fact that KS Bharat probably tips the scale in favour of himself just a little bit with this keeping edge that he has. So I do think they will go in with KS Bharat for the final,”

Karthik further added.

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