'Khudka team mei thikana nahi, chale gyan baatne' - Fans react as Dinesh Karthik names three players who deserve a longer run in upcoming WTC cycle

Dinesh Karthik named three players that he thinks should find more opportunities in the upcoming cycle of WTC. Here's how fans reacted.

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India suffered an embarrassing loss to Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Oval in London. The match, which took place from June 7 to 11, came to a close on Day 5's opening session. Australia had a lot of positives to take away from the match, which it won by a score of 209 runs after dominating in every area against a team that had advanced to its second straight WTC final.


Dinesh Karthik, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman for the RCB, was questioned on Cricbuzz on if the Test team needed to be updated. He named three players who deserve a long rope in Tests in the coming WTC cycle.

Dinesh Karthik also talked at length about the problems in India’s bowling

Naming players who could be slotted into the Test line-up, Karthik stated, "No. 1 Yashasvi Jaiswal. He has had a phenomenal domestic season. Are we going to find a place for him? No. 2 Sarfaraz Khan. Now that's been a big name doing the rounds for some time now in the middle order. If you want to fit him in, who are you going to leave out and then followed by the Mukesh Kumars and the rest of them, is there a place for a new medium pacer to come in and stamp his authority over a period of time? Are you going to give him that two-year cycle?"


The veteran cricketer also pointed out the weaknesses in India's bowling department. He revealed, "Let's be very honest. I think Shami and Siraj were very good. But Umesh and Shardul as bowlers weren't as effective as Dravid and Rohit would have thought it to be. So, yes Shardul contributed with the bat. But are we always going to look at him as a bowler who can bat or a pure all-rounder? I would think more as a bowler who can bat. And Umesh, where do you see him in the context of things?"

Here's how fans reacted:

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