I’m very keen to do so: Dinesh Karthik on WC return for India

Dinesh Karthik has thrown his hat in the selection fray for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the USA and the West Indies. The 38-year-old wicketkeeper-bat has produced an impressive first-half of the IPL 2024 season with the bat in an underperforming RCB side with his exploits throwing himself into the contention for a finisher’s role in India’s lower middle-order.

“At this stage in my life, it would be the greatest feeling for me to represent India [at the T20 World Cup]. I’m very, very keen to do so. There is nothing bigger in my life other than representing India in this T20 World Cup,” Karthik said on Saturday.

It may have been a forgettable campaign so far for RCB, but Karthik is thriving, having scored 226 runs from 6 innings at an outstanding strike-rate of 205.45. This included a 35-ball 83 in the high-scoring game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bengaluru.

Karthik also smashed the longest six (108m) in Indian Premier League 2024 against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday, April 15.

Longest Six in IPL 2024:
Dinesh Karthik (RCB) vs SRH – 108m
Heinrich Klaasen (SRH) vs RCB – 106m
Venkatesh Iyer (KKR) vs RCB – 106m
Nicholas Pooran (LSG) vs RCB – 106m
Ishan Kishan (MI) vs SRH – 103m
Andre Russell (KKR) vs SRH – 102m
Tristan Stubbs (DC) vs MI – 101m
Abhishek Porel (DC) vs PBKS – 99m
Mahipal Lomror (RCB) vs LSG – 98m
Travis Head (SRH) vs MI – 98m

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