IND vs ENG: Dinesh Karthik set to join the commentary box for limited-overs series

Dinesh Karthik, a potential wicketkeeper-batsman for the Indian cricket team in the limited-overs format, is all set to try out something new in his cricket career. He will be donning the commentator hat for the upcoming limited-overs series between India and England.

Karthik, who has represented India in 94 One Day Internationals and 32 T20 Internationals scoring 1752 and 399 runs at an economy rate of 30.2 and 33.2 respectively, had last donned the Blue jersey in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in July 2019.

On February 22, Monday, Sky Sports, who have the rights to telecast the matches between India and England, made a mega announcement regarding the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik in the commentary panel. The 35-year-old is the only Indian present in the list as the rest of the members include David Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Ian Ward, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Michel Atherton, Rob key and Stuart Broad.

Dinesh Karthik to join the commentary panel late

With this, the wicketkeeper also joins the elite list of the Indian cricketers who have tried their hand in commentary while being active players. The list is headed by Harbhajan Singh and also features names like Gautam Gambhir, Parthiv Patel and Robin Uthappa.

However, Karthik might have to miss the initial days of the limited-overs series between India and England as he is currently leading Tamil Nadu in the domestic Vijay Hazare Trophy and has promised to join the commentary panel only after fulfilling his commitments towards the Tamil Nadu side.

The league stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy will end on March 1, with Tamil Nadu playing their last fixture on February 28, however, the final of the marquee event will be played on March 14. Should Tamil Nadu qualify for the second round, Karthik might have a delayed entry into the commentary box. India will lock horns against England in five T20 Internationals followed by 3 ODIs, starting from March 12 at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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