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Dinesh Karthik Believes Abhimanyu Easwaran Deserves To Be In The Team

Dinesh Karthik Believes Abhimanyu Easwaran Deserves To Be In The Team
Dinesh Karthik

Veteran wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik shared his views on India ‘A’ captain Abhimanyu Easwaran being called up to the national side following the regular captain Rohit Sharma’s injury. The veteran batter has been consistent on the domestic circuit for quite a while and was rewarded with his maiden international call-up as well.

Prior to this, Abhimanyu Easwaran was named on the standby list during India’s World Test Championship (WTC) final squad as well as the tour of England in 2021 also. He recently registered two centuries in India A side’s 1-0 win over Bangladesh across an unofficial Test series earlier this month as well. He has an average of 45.33 in first-class cricket as well.

Karthik said on Cricbuzz: “Abhimanyu Easwaran has been around the circuit for some time now and has done really well. Deservingly gets the opportunity, but again, he might not play in the XI because Shubman Gill and KL Rahul will open the batting.”

He continued: “I promise you he has been another guy who has been constantly banging at the door, been a good servant for Bengal in domestic cricket for the last 4-5 years. I have practiced with him, and seen how hard he works, so he is someone who deserves this opportunity.”

Abhimanyu Easwaran
Abhimanyu Easwaran. (Credit: Twitter)

“Rewarding domestic performance is great” – Dinesh Karthik on Abhimanyu Easwaran

Apart from Easwaran, Team India have added Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, and Jaydev Unadkat as last-minute replacements to fight against the injury crisis. The changes come on the back of Rohit, Ravindra Jadeja, and Mohammad Shami being unavailable for the Test series against Bangladesh as well.

“I think there has been a lot of talk about the selectors and the kind of selections made, but this one is highly justified. They could have easily gone with Mukesh Kumar, who has just done well for India A, but rewarding domestic performance is great,” Dinesh Karthik concluded.

However, Team India are slated to face Bangladesh in the first Test starting on Wednesday, December 14, at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram as well.

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