Out of national selectors’ favor, India and Tamil Nadu batsman Dinesh Karthik will be seen in a new avatar. He will be doing commentary in the upcoming white-ball series between India and England which includes five T20Is and three ODI matches which begin from March 12.
India and England, which are currently in midst of the four-match Test series, will be playing five T20I matches starting March 12 in Motera, Ahmedabad, and then will move on to three ODIs, from March 24, all to be played in MCA stadium in Pune.
Stuart Broad And Dinesh Karthik To Be Seen In Commentary Box For The India-England ODI, T20I Series
As per Times Now News reports, Dinesh Karthik, who last played an international match for India in the 2019 World Cup, will join the list of Indian cricketers who did commentary while still being an active player. The list is headed by Harbhajan Singh, who is a regular face in the commentary box. Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Robin Uthappa are some other players on this list.
This announcement was made by Sky Sports, which will televise the matches back home, on Monday (February 22). He will be joined by Stuart Broad, who remains a red-ball specialist for England and is part of the tourists’ squad for the ongoing four-match Test series against India.
David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Michel Atherton, and Rob key are members of the commentary panel, as per Sky Sports. Dinesh Karthik is the lone Indian name on this list.
Dinesh Karthik To Join The Commentary Box After Vijay Hazare Trophy Completion
The 35-year-old is currently leading Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and will join the commentary box after fulfilling his commitments to his domestic side. The league stage matches of the List A tournament end on March 1, with Tamil Nadu playing their last fixture on February 28. The second round of matches will start on March 7, with the final on March 14.
The India-England white-ball series kicks off on March 12. The five T20Is will be played on March 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20 in Ahmedabad. The three ODIs will be played in Pune on March 23, 26, and 28.