Dinesh Karthik in line to replace injured Wriddhiman Saha for India-Afghanistan Test

Source: PTI | Published on 2nd June 2018, 11:55 AM | Sports News |

New Delhi: Dinesh Karthik is likely to get a shot at Test redemption  as a replacement for the injured wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha  for the one-off historic encounter against Afghanistan in Bengaluru from June 14.

According to sources close to the selection committee, MSK Prasad and Co are looking at the England tour, where Karthik could make the cut in the longest format also.

It must be mentioned that Karthik was a surprise success when he played Test cricket in England in 2007. He had three half-centuries -- 60 at Lord's, 77 at Nottingham and 91 at the Oval.

Karthik had last played a Test match way back in 2010 against Bangladesh but has had a prolific first-class record with 27 hundreds and over 9000 runs. In 23 Tests for India, he has scored 1000 runs with a hundred and seven half-centuries.

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