In the first semi-final match, Pakistan beat New Zealand by seven wickets and booked the ticket for the final of the T20 World Cup 2022. Today, India will play against England at Adelaide and both teams will try their best to power up and become the second team to get into the finals of the T20 World Cup.
Skipper Rohit Sharma and team management still struggling to find any perfect finisher because Dinesh Karthik has not scored any remarkable knocks in this tournament and Pant hasn’t seen impressive in the match against Zimbabwe. However, in the press conference Skipper has not revealed who is going to play the all-important game against England. Earlier, head coach Rahul Dravid stated that we picked our playing XI according to the condition of the pitch.
Speaking on this issue, former Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh shared his thoughts and said Karthik is better than Pant and if you think he will give you the finish like MS Dhoni or Yuvraj Singh then that is unfair because they have done a very good job.
“I think I have no choice. I would go with Rahul Dravid because he likes Rishabh Pant but I would like Dinesh Karthik who was playing earlier. Yes, it’s so tough to bat at that number, not many could do what Dhoni and Yuvraj did and you’re comparing DK with those players, who have been champions of the game. And yes, DK is a great, great player who has done well to get to this level. I think he should be given a go. But yes they also want to have another left-hander in the team” the former spinner said.
Harbhajan Singh also spoke about the Indian skipper should forget about the super 12 knocks and must score good runs like Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan did in the semi-final match against New Zealand.
“I think this will create an opportunity for him to show his mettle. What we saw today with what Babar and Rizwan did, big players in big games, they go on to perform and Rohit is a big, big player and we all want him to score runs. When he scores runs, it feels like he’s batting on a different surface, no matter how difficult that surface is. We all want him to come into form and he’s been practicing and trying. Things didn’t work so far, but it doesn’t mean it won’t work tomorrow. Tomorrow might be his day and when his day comes, India are going to win” he further added.
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Today India will face England in the second semi-final of the T20 World Cup at Adelaide Oval at Adelaide. It will be interesting to see who will get a place in the playing XI.