India beat Pakistan in the high-octane Asia Cup opening clash on Sunday
Dinesh Karthik was announced in the starting 11 against Pakistan but made way for Rishabh Pant in the 2nd match against Pakistan
It remains to be seen if the Indian team management goes with the same composition.
India will be facing Sri Lanka in a do-or-die situation, it will be interesting what the Indian think tank will decide
Dinesh Karthik vs Rishabh Pant T20I Stats
Karthik, who is over 10 years older than Pant, featured in India’s first-ever T20 International back in December 2006.
However, Karthik has played only 48 T20Is in total as he mostly remained in the shadows of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
In June this year, Karthik became the oldest Indian to smash a half-century in T20I cricket.
The right-handed batter hammered 55 (27) against the Proteas in the fourth T20I. Karthik’s maiden T20I fifty came in his 30th innings.
In that match against SA, Karthik registered the highest score by an Indian at number six or lower (T20Is).
He broke the record of Dhoni, who slammed an unbeaten 52 against South Africa in 2018.