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India vs Bangladesh | 15 Years Later, Dinesh Karthik Finally Makes his World Cup Debut

Cricketnext Staff |July 2, 2019, 7:54 PM IST
India vs Bangladesh | 15 Years Later, Dinesh Karthik Finally Makes his World Cup Debut

Fifteen years after making his One-Day International debut, Dinesh Karthik finally made his World Cup debut in the game against Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Tuesday (July 2). However, it was far from a memorable debut for the Tamil Nadu batsman as he was dismissed for 8 off 9 balls by Mustafizur Rahman.

Karthik, who made his ODI debut at Lord's against England in 2004, was part of the squad in the 2007 World Cup but did not feature in any of India's three matches when they made a group-stage exit. He wasn't picked for the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.

Karthik did not feature in the XI in India's first seven matches this World Cup, before finally getting a chance at the expense of Kedar Jadhav.

Karthik has played 91 ODIs, scoring 1738 runs at an average of 31.03.

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He has been a part of India's Champions Trophy squads of 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2013, featuring in the XI seven times.

Karthik, 34, was picked in the 2019 World Cup squad as a back-up wicketkeeper for MS Dhoni, getting the nod ahead of Rishabh Pant. However, Shikhar Dhawan's injury forced India to call in Pant, who got into the XI ahead of Karthik in the game against England.

The poor performance of India's middle order has forced India to strengthen the side with Karthik's experience for the Bangladesh game.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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