June 24, 2012

Indian cricket

Karthik or Saha, behind Dhoni?

Abhishek Mukherjee

Nishad Pai Vaidya, writing for cricketcountry.com, compares wicketkeepers Dinesh Karthik and Wriddhiman Saha, weighing up the performance of both to see who is India's No. 2 gloveman after MS Dhoni.

The arguments in favour of Karthik strengthen when one considers his adaptability. He can be used as a floater in the batting line-up and is also a very useful opener in any format. His exploits on India’s tour of England in 2007 bear testimony to this fact as he countered alien conditions with ease. He opened the batting and got India off to good starts on a number of occasions. His batting can be described as combative; he is always looking to take the attack to the opposition. He has good footwork and a balanced head - something that helped him in England.

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