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Dinesh Karthik Likely to Stay Back in England for Test Series

Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Sourav Ganguly
Dinesh Karthik. Credits: Twitter.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who recently made a comeback in the Test squad against Afghanistan is likely to retain his place for the upcoming Test series against England.

Meanwhile, Karthik has been in brilliant form since he returned to the national side earlier this year. As a result, he will get a nod ahead of Saha, who is still recovering from injury for the Test series against England.

Virat Kohli and his men will play a five-match Test series starting from August 1 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

Following the South Africa tour, Karthik has become a regular feature in the squad.

Moreover, he grabbed headlines for his last-ball six in the Nidahas Trophy final owing to the Tri-nation series. He also rose to form and led the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with such aplomb.

Mohammed Shami, India

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While Dinesh Karthik is likely to get rewarded for his hard work. On the other side, seamer Mohammed Shami is waiting to get his spot back. Shami passed the mandatory Yo-Yo test and is waiting to board the flight to England.

Giving his ability to swing the ball, he will certainly boost the confidence of the India side.

However, death specialist Jasprit Bumrah is struggling to get fit in time. He is likely to miss the Test series. The pacer, nevertheless, will continue to remain in the scheme of things and walk back once he is fully fit.

Close to 13 of the 15-member squad are likely to pick themselves as the three openers will retain their spot. Virat Kohli will lead the side after missing the Test match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru in June.

Also read: Virat Kohli equals Ricky Ponting and Clive Llyod’s record


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