Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik Who is the best wicket-keeper for T20

Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant smashed match-changing centuries against England during India’s recent away tour by shaking off his poor form. However, Dinesh Karthik, the veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, has launched a remarkable bid to earn a place in the Indian T20I team before the ICC World T20.

For a place in Team India’s playing XI at the World Cup, Karthik will face match-winner Pant, if he takes the finisher’s role up another notch. In the Indian playing XI for the T20 World Cup, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson are in a four-way fight for the wicketkeeper’s position.

In the three-match series against England, Pant scored 27 runs in two innings. The senior batter Karthik scored 29 runs from 3 innings in the same T20I series as the hosts. A memorable away tour to England ended on Saturday with India’s victories in T20Is and ODIs.

Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik

Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik T20 Compare

ParameterRishabh PantDinesh Karthik
T20 Matches4843
Runs741566
Batting average23.1631.44
Centuries00
Half Centuries31
Best Score65*55
Catches1719
Stumpings76
  • Now we have seen that T20 stats for both wicket-keepers in which Rishabh has played 48 matches, and Karthik has played 43 matches. Rishabh Panth has scored 741 runs, whereas Karthik has scored 566 runs.
  • The average of Rishabh is 23.16, and Karthik’s average is 31.44
  • So Karthik T20 stats, i.e batting average is high than Rishabh Pant’s.
  • There is no doubt that Rishabh and Karthik are the best T20 wicket-keepers for India. But according to the stats, we can say that Karthik is a better T20 Player than Panth.

Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik ODI Compare

ParameterRishabh PantDinesh Karthik
ODI Matches2794
Runs8401752
Batting average36.5230.21
Centuries11
Half Centuries59
Best Score125*106
Catches2464
Stumpings17
  • Now we have seen that ODI stats for both wicket-keepers in which Rishabh has played 27 matches, and Karthik has played 94 matches. Rishabh Panth has scored 840 runs, whereas Karthik has scored 1752 runs.
  • The average of Rishabh is 36.52, and Karthik’s average is 30.21
  • So Rishabh ODI stats, i.e batting average is high than Karthik’s. It shows how consistent Rishabh is in scoring runs in the ODI format.
  • There is no doubt that Rishabh and Karthik are the best ODI wicket-keepers for India. But according to the stats, we can say that Rishabh Panth is a better ODI Player than Dinesh Karthik.

Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik Test Compare

ParameterRishabh PantDinesh Karthik
Test Matches3126
Runs21231025
Batting average43.3225.00
Centuries51
Half Centuries107
Best Score159*129*
Catches11157
Stumpings116
  • Now we have seen that Test stats for both wicket-keepers in which Rishabh has played 31 matches, and Karthik has played 26 matches. Rishabh Panth has scored 2123 runs, whereas Karthik has scored 1025 runs.
  • The average of Rishabh is 43.32, and Karthik’s average is 25.00
  • So Rishabh Test stats, i.e batting average is high than Karthik’s. It shows how consistent Rishabh is in scoring runs in the Test format.
  • There is no doubt that Rishabh and Karthik are the best Test wicket-keepers for India. But according to the stats, we can say that Rishabh Panth is a better Test Player than Dinesh Karthik.

Analyst Views on Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik

The legendary cricketer Ricky Ponting has selected both Karthik and Pant for India’s T20 World Cup squad.

“We have seen what Rishabh is capable of in 50-over cricket and I know absolutely what he is capable of in the T20 game. Dinesh Karthik has had his best IPL ever just very recently … and I would be trying to find every possible way to have both of those guys on my team. Rishabh to bat, in that three-four-five range, and have Dinesh and maybe Hardik Pandya… if you have those guys finishing for you, well that batting line-up looks very, very dangerous,” Ponting shared his views on The ICC Review Show.

The former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh believes Karthik has an edge over Pant in terms of the current form.

“He was getting dismissed in a crunch situation but he’s now helping Bangalore win from that position. He is winning you games… I will put him ahead of everyone including Rishabh Pant. He should be your first choice going to Australia,” said Harbhajan, who has also played under Karthik at Kolkata Knight Riders.

According to Sanjay Manjrekar, Karthik’s chances of making Australia’s final XI are slim. As Pant will continue to be India’s first-choice wicket-keeper, Majrekar said he will have to fight with Hardik Pandya.

“But when I’m looking at the incumbents, it’s tough to get into India’s Playing XI. Because he’s looking only at No. 5,6,7 spots. He’s not someone who can bat up the order… that’s not being considered I think. He will have to displace Rishabh Pant,” said Manjrekar.

According to Dale Steyn of ESPNcricinfo, has Dinesh Karthik overtaken Rishabh Pant for the T20 World Cup? When asked this question, he replied without thinking, “Definitely.”. In this series, Pant has four chances to make a mistake. It is also true that good players learn from their mistakes, but they did not. Dinesh Karthik has proven every time what a level player he is.

Steyn continued, “If you want to win the World Cup, you choose a person who can win it for you.”. At the moment, Dinesh Karthik is in excellent form. He could be selected for the T20 World Cup if he continues his form.

Final words

Statistical comparison between Rishabh and Karthik in all three formats has proven that Rishabh Panth is a better wicket-keeper Batsman than Dinesh Karthik.

There is no doubt that Panth and Karthik are the best wicket-keeper batsman of this era, and almost every record in the format is held by one or the other.

Also, Panth is better than Karthik, but this can not be denied that Karthik is one of the strongest competitors of Panth.

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