Dinesh Karthik Stats and Records: A Look at Profile of Indian Team Right-Handed Batsman Ahead of IND vs SA ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match
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An immensely talented cricketer, an acrobatic wicket-keeper, and a player with rock-solid batting technique – despite all these strengths in his arsenal, Dinesh Karthik could never put them to use when it really mattered. His inconsistent performances have kept him away from the national side for a long time, over the years, so much so that Karthik has managed to play only 91 ODIs in 15 years, after making his ODI debut in 2004. Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Squad, Player Profiles of India National Cricket Team for CWC19.

Karthik has been a part of multiple Indian squads over the years; however, has played a very few numbers of matches in them – sometimes have not been even able to play, like in 2007 ICC World Cup. Here’s a look at the numbers, statistics, and other facts about Dinesh Karthik in all ICC tournaments combined, below. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule: Full Timetable Including Team India’s Fixtures, Venue and Match Timings.

Dinesh Karthik ODI Record in all ICC Tournaments before ICC World Cup 2019:

Matches Innings Runs Highest Average 100s 50s
7 5 116 51* 38.66 0 1

 

Dinesh Karthik made his ODI debut in England in 2004, and if fans remember, the image of young, diving Karthik to stump Vaughan is etched in everyone eyes. Karthik has played over a dozen of matches in England – the venue of ICC World Cup 2019. Here’s a quick glance at how Karthik has performed playing ODI matches in England.

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Dinesh Karthik ODI Record in England before ICC World Cup 2019:

Matches Innings Runs Highest Average 100s 50s
13 11 155 51* 22.14 0 1

 

Dinesh Karthik’s numbers might not justify to the value that he adds to the team. Karthik’s a bankable player, who can be floated up or down the order as and when the team demands. His adaptability to play any role is his USP in this World Cup, something which the Indian team needed the most given how the questions on the middle order are on a rise. Here’s a quick look at Karthik’s career ODI numbers before the mega tournament begins.

Dinesh Karthik Overall ODI Record before ICC World Cup 2019:

Matches Innings Runs Highest Average 100s 50s
91 77 1738 79 31.03 0 9

 

Karthik’s stats and records don’t impress you on papers, but given how he has transformed himself over the years, is remarkable. It will be interesting to see how Karthik performs in this World Cup, given how he was picked up over Rishabh Pant – another selection decision which didn’t go down well with the fans. Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates about ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.