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Dinesh Karthik backs India’s “X factor” to do something special in T20 World Cup

Dinesh Karthik and Varun Chakravarthy were part of the KKR squad that qualified to the IPL final recently

The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik reckons India has got an X factor going into this T20 World Cup in the form of Varun Chakravarthy and the mystery spinner can do something special for the men in blue in the UAE.

Varun Chakravarthy was one of the most economical spinners in the second leg of the IPL, and it was because of his consistently tight bowling spells that KKR were able to turn a corner and qualify to the final of the IPL from 7th position in the points table.

Dinesh Karthik has seen Varun Chakravarthy from close quarters while keeping wickets for KKR

Dinesh Karthik has seen Varun Chakravarthy from close quarters as he comes from his state Tamil Nadu and has mostly played his cricket in the IPL with Karthik behind the stumps. Karthik believes there are not too many bowlers around the world who are similar to Chakravarthy. He is a rare talent who can surprise quality batsmen.

Karthik is of the opinion that India’s bowling attack as a whole is very good itself, but Varun Chakravarthy will add an X factor to it. Apart from Chakravarthy, India has got a very experienced spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in the squad as well, but because of the mystery spin factor, India will definitely want Varun to be in the playing XI at some point of time in the tournament.

“I would love for Varun Chakravarthy to do something special. He looks good and he has been one of the most economical bowlers in the IPL, which has some of the best players in the world. I wish he becomes the Player of the Tournament because he has that X-Factor,” Karthik said while speaking on ABP news.

Varun Chakravarthy has, so far, played only a couple of T20 internationals for India, but he has a lot of experience of playing in the IPL as he has been one of the mainstays of KKR bowling attack in the last two seasons.

 

Abhishek

I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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