Veteran Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik will be a part of the commentary box in the India-England white-ball series as per reports in Sky Sports. The white-ball leg of the tour will start with the five-match T20I series in Ahmedabad from March 12. The T20I will be followed by the three-match ODI series from March 23. India and England are currently playing a four-match Test series. The third Test will start in Ahmedabad from January 24 with the series poised at 1-all after the first two games.
Meanwhile, along with Broad, David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Michel Atherton and Rob key are members on the commentary panel, as per Sky Sports. Karthik is the only Indian on the list.
Dinesh Karthik Set For Commentary Stint
Stuart Broad who only plays red-ball cricket for England will join Dinesh Karthik in the commentary box for Sky Sports. The list is headed by Harbhajan Singh, who is a regular face in the commentary box. Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel, Robin Uthappa are some other players on this list.
The Tamil Nadu skipper is currently leading his state team in the Vijay Hazare trophy and will join the commentary box after his commitments with his stateside. The league stage matches of the List A tournament end on March 1, with Tamil Nadu playing their last fixture on February 28. The second round of matches will start on March 7, with the final on March 14. Should Tamil Nadu qualify for the second round, Karthik might have a delayed entry into the commentary box.
Meanwhile, the upcoming IPL season is a chance for Dinesh Karthik to make a comeback to the national side for the upcoming T20 World Cup at home. The side is still looking for an experienced finisher and Karthik fits the bill perfectly. A good IPL season will better his chances of an international comeback. KKR had a pretty good IPL 2021 player auction having bought the likes of Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan and Ben Cutting. While the veteran off-spinner will add to India’s spin-attack, Shakib and Cutting are seen as potential backups for Sunil Narine and Andre Russell.