ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik says it's a dream come true to be part of Indian team's 15-member squad

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who was on Monday named in India's 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup, said it was a dream come true to be a part of the team.

Press Trust of India, Apr 16, 2019 08:25:39 IST

Kolkata: Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik, who was on Monday named in India's 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup, said it was a dream come true to be a part of the team.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Dinesh Karthik says its a dream come true to be part of Indian teams 15-member squad

File image of Dinesh Karthik. AFP

"I am very excited. It has been a dream for me to be a part of this team for a long time now," he said.

"As a team, we have done some special things and I have been through that journey and I have really wanted to be a part of this team," he told www.kkr.in.

Karthik on Monday returned to India's World Cup squad after 12 years, trumping Mahendra Singh Dhoni's heir apparent Rishabh Pant in a selection move that will be debated for a long time.

The second wicket-keeper was the sole bone of contention for the marquee event starting in England and Wales on 30 May and the 33-year-old Karthik's experience of 91 ODIs gave him the edge over the 21-year-old Pant, according to the five-member selection panel headed by MSK Prasad.

Updated Date: Apr 16, 2019 08:25:39 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252