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Dinesh Karthik to join commentary box for India vs England limited-overs series

February 23, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik will join the commentary box for the upcoming India vs England limited-overs series. Sky Sports, which will televise all the matches back home, made the declaration on Monday (February 22). The Tamil Nadu batsman has joined the list of Indian cricketers who did commentary while still being an active player. The list includes Harbhajan Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, and Robin Uthappa. Stuart Broad will join Karthik in the commentary box. David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Michel Atherton, and Rob Key are the other members of the panel.

Dinesh Karthik is the only Indian cricketer on the list. The wicket-keeper batsman is currently leading Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He will only join the commentary panel after accomplishing his commitments. League stage games of the tournament are going to conclude on March 1, with Karthik playing his last game on February 28. The second-round matches will commence on March 7, with the final on March 14.

Karthik can return to the T20I side if he comes up with exceptional performance in IPL

If Tamil Nadu qualifies for the second round, Karthik might have a delayed entry into the commentary box. The India and England white-ball series are going to start from March 12. The five T20 games will occur on March 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 in Ahmedabad. Both teams will then play the three One Day International matches in Pune on March 23, 26, and 28. 

Karthik has been away from Team India since the 2019 World Cup and has raw possibilities of making a return in the squad. He might return to the T20I side if he comes up with exceptional performance in the IPL. Dinesh Karthik is one of the most seasoned wicketkeeper-batsmen. He led Kolkata Knight Riders to playoffs in 2018, and finished fifth in the points table in 2019. The right-handed batsman played 196 matches and scored 3654 runs at a strike rate of 129.80.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth