Dinesh Karthik on Team India’s approach to ODI cricket

Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik doesn’t feel like India should take a totally aggressive approach to the 50-over format like England. The Men In Blue lost their third consecutive ODI series away from home with their defeat in South Africa.

England chose to revamp their entire approach to ODI cricket after their dismal 2015 World Cup campaign. Their aggressive approach, enhanced by a deep batting lineup, brought them immense success. It eventually led them to victory at the 2019 World Cup, captained by Eoin Morgan.

Speaking to Cricbuzz, Karthik said:

“India has a different policy than England when it comes to ODI cricket. I don’t think we’re going to get slam-bang reckless openers like England. The problem with it is that if you do it in India, you do it for two matches and then go out and do something special then the knife is around your neck Out of all the openers I haven’t seen anyone go from ball one except Prithvi Shaw The only difference is Shaw plays good cricket shots So I don’t think we have to go the side of England after the 2015 World Cup.”

India’s woes in power play bowling, spin bowling and middle order batting have been alarming over the past few series. Team management has several issues that need to be addressed in the run-up to the 2023 World Cup.

There are many hungry players in India: Dinesh Karthik

Karthik went on to explain how hunger is a crucial factor in the performance of several members of the team. Outlining Deepak Chahar and Shikhar Dhawan as examples, he noted that there are even more players within the Indian team who are eager to make their mark. Karthik added:

“You have to understand that there are many hungry players in India, Deepak Chahar, the way he bowled, he hit and then Shikhar Dhawan for example. According to many people time is running out for him, even he would I don’t know why. He has Done so well in ODIs for India, here too he is the leading points scorer.”

karthik said:

“That’s all you can do as a batter. That’s hunger again, want to be part of Team India, want to be part of the lineup, give everything he’s got. But the question is whether the players are allowed to continue starving because of others factors such as age, fitness and others. Those decisions will be made in the near future.”

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India will play six more ODIs this calendar year. The team will host the West Indies before traveling to England in July.


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