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As the selectors are gearing up to announce the World Cup squad of India, the focus is on the middle-order spots which have given the country a headache. Another important agenda concerning this debate is to pick the back-up wicket-keeper for which Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are in the race.

While the 21-year old Pant is known to attack the opposition with his belligerent style of play, Karthik’s methods circulate around finding gaps with using the big-hitting only when needed.

Former South African cricketer and Kolkata Knight Riders coach Jacques Kallis has moved forward to share his two cents on the subject as he vouched for Karthik’s World Cup selection. 

The Cape Town born believes that the skipper of KKR carries valuable experience which would come handy in a major tournament like World Cup. Moreover, Kallis highlighted the ability of the Chennai born player regarding playing well in the middle overs of the innings.

“I would pick DK for his experience as you need someone like him in a World Cup tournament. Controlling the middle-order, he can bat at a good rate. It would be silly to ignore Dinesh Karthik,” said by the 43-year old cricketer.