Ponting's T20 WC face-offs: Bumrah has edge over Afridi, wants both DK, Pant in Indian XI

Updated: Sep 22 2022 8:54PM

Dubai, Sep 22 (PTI) Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are capable enough batters to select themselves in the same playing XI during the upcoming T20 World Cup, feels former Australian captain Ricky Ponting.

In his latest ICC review, Ponting did his five face-offs for the marquee event and one of them was the heated debate as to who should be in the playing XI? Should it be a potential destroyer of bowling attack Pant or the "designated finisher"Karthik? "The debate in the Indian cricketing circles has long been raging on who should be the designated wicketkeeper-batter in the side. While Karthik can boast about being an excellent finisher, Pant's prodigious talent has seen him being backed by many," Ponting wrote in his column.

India have fielded both in the same side on some occasions and Ponting believes that should be the way forward for Rohit Sharma's team.