With Adam Gilchrist's support, Rishabh Pant will start for India.

Adam Gilchrist says Pant and Karthik should be included in the Indian team . Pant has 934 runs in 58 T20Is at an average of 23.94 and a strike rate of 126.21 .

Dubai, August 23: During the Pant-Karthik debate on Friday, Australian legend Adam Gilchrist backed Rishabh Pant to be included in the Indian playing eleven.The ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022 will be hosted by Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik.Only one of them is likely to fit in the star-studded batting order.Pant has a distinct advantage because he is the only left-hander in India's top six batting options.Pant's poor T20I record and Dinesh Karthik's emergence as a finisher could jeopardize him, however.

Rishabh Pant's dare and courage as he tries to take on bowling attacks are a part of his identity.In the Indian lineup, I think he's got to be a must.They can play together, but I think Rishabh Pant has definitely got to be in there, Gilchrist said.Pant has 934 runs in 58 T20Is at an average of 23.94 and a strike rate of 126.21.

He has also made a strong return to the India T20I team and the T20 World Cup squad, making the Australian great mention of Karthik's versatility and did not rule out bringing the two players together.It would be interesting to see if they can both play in the same team.I think they will.What they bring to a team is the versatility of Dinesh Karthik, he can play at the top of the order or, as he has done more so later in his career, in the middle and late overs to finish.The former Australian star said he has a great touch game.