T20 World Cup: Pant can bring x-factor angle into the semifinal, says Ravi Shastri
India have been taking Karthik as wicketkeeper-cum-specialist finisher in the tournament. But on Sunday, Pant was selected instead of Karthik for their final Super 12 match against Group 2 opponents Zimbabwe in Melbourne. In his first match of the tournament, Pant played a flat slog-sweep off Sean Williams in the 14th over.
Actually, think India's best team has both of Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik: Ricky Ponting
While right-handed Karthik can boast about being a specialist finisher in the shortest format of the game, left-handed Pant's enormous talent has seen him get the back of many experts. Now, former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes India should look to field both Karthik and Pant in the same eleven, something which has happened on a few occasions in the past.