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Dinesh Karthik vs Rishabh Pant, selection

Dinesh Karthik’s career has been defined by long waits.

He made his Test and ODI debut nearly two decades ago in 2004. He boasts the third longest T20I career in history trailing only Bangladesh star Shakib Al Hasan and Zimbabwe’s Sean Williams.

Yet despite his longevity, Karthik has only been a sporadic member of the Indian set-up. Between 2010 and 2018, the wicketkeeper batsman missed 87 consecutive matches, the 8th longest streak in Test cricket history.

Similarly from 2010 to 2017, Karthik didn’t play a T20I game for India either.

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Stuck behind MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha and in recent years emerging star Rishabh Pant for much of his career, the 37-year-old has revived his international career from the dead.

During the 2022 IPL season,…

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