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Dinesh Karthik is one of the 15 players who have been named in the India squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Dinesh Karthik, who made his one-day international debut on 5-Dec-04, had played 91 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 77 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 1738 runs, having faced 2358 balls, at an average of 31.04 and a strike rate of 73.71. He was unbeaten in 21 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 79. He had 0 centuries and 9 half-centuries to his name.
 
Teams: Tamil Nadu, Board Presidents XI, India U19, India Blue, India A, Delhi Capitals, India, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Rest of India, East Zone, South Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore, India B, Gujarat Lions, TUTI Patriots, India Red, Kolkata Knight Riders, World XI, Karaikudi Kaalai
 
Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicket-keeper, who bats right handed and represented India in all forms of cricket. He was part of India’s 2004 U-19 World Cup. He made his first-class debut in late 2002 against Baroda while playing for Tamil Nadu at an age of 17 but dropped in his first season despite his healthy run-scoring because of his poor glovework. Karthik was recalled to the Ranji Trophy team in 2003-2004 season and he amassed 438 runs at an average of 43.80, including two hundreds and took 20 catches behind the wicket. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
 
ODI career
 
Dinesh Karthik made One Day International debut against England at Lord’s cricket ground in London on September 5, 2004. He has accumulated 1738 runs in 91 matches at an average of 31.04 with a highest individual score of 79. After poor show in the ODIs he was replaced by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and made a comeback as a batsman at different occasion but not able to make it to the playing 11.

 
IPL career
 
Karthik made Indian Premier League (IPL) debut against Rajasthan Royals while playing for Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) at Feroz Shah Kotla on April 19, 2008. In the first season, he scored 145 runs at an average of 24.16 with a strike rate of 135.51. In 2011 IPL players auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) as a second-most expensive player for Punjab based franchise. He was traded to Mumbai Indians for 2012 edition of IPL. In 2014, he was again bagged by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 12.5 crore while Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) bagged him for Rs 10.5 crore for 2015 edition of IPL. In 2016, he played for Gujarat Lions and retained for next season. In IPL 2018 players auction, Kolkata Knight Riders bagged him for whopping Rs 7.60 crore and later named him captain of the team replacing Gautam Gambhir. Overall, he has accumulated 3,654 runs in 182 matches at an average of 27.06 with a strike rate of 129.80, including 18 half-centuries, his higest score is 86 runs.
 
T20I career
 
He made his T20 International debut against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on December 1, 2006 and helped India to win their first T20 match by 6 wickets with a ball remaining as he scored 28 ball 31. He was part of Indian team who won the 2007 T20 World Cup. He represented India on various occasion but never had a consistent run. He was recalled for Nidahas Trophy and steered India to victory with a quickfire knock of unbeaten 29 runs off 8 deliveries, including a last ball six. In 32 matches, he has scored 399 runs at an average of 33.25 with a strike rate of 143.53.
 
Test career
 
He made Test debut against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium on November 3, 2004. He has amassed 1025 runs in 26 matches at an average of 25.0, including a century and seven fifties. His highest individual score in Tests is 129 runs.

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