Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo: Twitter)

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik explained the difference between the current Indian team led by Virat Kohli to that of MS Dhoni’s that won the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa.

Since March 2019, India won seven T20I series- six in a row after they defeated England 3-2 earlier this year in March.

In the shortest format, Sri Lanka halted their winning streak after they triumphed 2-1 against a second-string Indian team.

The current Indian team have played in high-pressure games: Dinesh Karthik

BCCI has named a 15-member squad with three additional reserved players under Kohli’s leadership to participate in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Dinesh Karthik, ICC T20 World Cup 2021
Dinesh Karthik (Image Credit: Twitter)

Dinesh Karthik, who was part of MS Dhoni’s squad that lifted the title in 2007, said the current lot of players have got enough exposure by playing in the Indian Premier League.

Karthik said this team can handle the pressure very well, and that makes them different from the 2007 team.

It’s completely different in terms of handling pressure, but one thing is very different today to what it was in 2007 is the fact that they have plenty of IPL experience and they have played in high-pressure games, and they have played in matches which are – when it comes to pressure, it’s second to none,” Karthik told Star Sports.

India take on Pakistan in their first game of T20 World Cup

India turned out to be victorious against England and Australia in both of their warm-up matches.

India are paired with Pakistan, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Scotland, and one more team yet to be qualified in Group 2.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar - India vs Pakistan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar. (Photo: Twitter)

India and Pakistan will lock horns with each other after more than five years in T20I cricket when they play their first game of the Super 12 stage on October 24 in Dubai.

Pakistan have never won against India and have lost five times in past against them in the T20 World Cup.

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