Adam Gilchrist Weighs on Indian Star Keepers, Karthik and Pant Ahead of T20 World Cup

Veteran Australian Legendary Wicket Keeper Adam Gilchrist takes his call on the ongoing debate between the two Indian star keepers Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant

In a recent interview, Aussie’s star wicket-keeper and legendary opener Adam Gilchrist revealed his top pick between the two debatable wicket keepers in India’s T20 World Cup XI.

India declared their squad which included both Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Kartihk as wicket keepers.  And if we look closely even KL Rahul can be considered a wicket-keeper. However, with such a strong batting lineup, India might have just one spot in the playing eleven.


Looking at the batting lineup, Rishabh Pant has the upper hand being the only left-handed batter in the top six batting lineups. DK’s growing form as a finisher could put him ahead of Pant in the T20 World Cup.



The Veteran Aussie keeper picked Rishabh Pant as his primary pick in the squad because of his engaging behind-the-stump skills and aggressive approach as a batter against tough seamers.

“The dare of Rishabh Pant and the courage for him, the way in which he takes on bowling attacks,” said the Fox Commentator.

However, Gilchrist did mention about it’s would be great to see both Dinesh Kartik and Rishabh Pant playing together. But mentioned Pant as his first choice if asked to pick one.

“I think he’s got to be a must in that Indian line-up. They can play together, but I think Rishabh Pant has definitely got to be in there,” Gilchrist added.

No Doubt that both the batter-keeper have shown their skills and performance on the field. I think it would be clear what situation the team is playing under and which one fits better during the tournament.