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Rishabh Pant will replace the injured Dinesh Karthik, while KL Rahul is expected to retain his place for the Bangladesh game

T20 World Cup Dinesh Karthik, left, reacts with an injury as he leaves the field during the T20 World Cup cricket match between India and South Africa in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Gary Day)

Designated wicket-keeper batsman and finisher Dinesh Karthik is likely to miss India’s Super 12 encounter against Bangladesh in Adelaide on Wednesday as he is yet to recover from the back spasm he suffered in the match against South Africa. Although he has not been completely ruled out and came to practice on Tuesday, Rishabh Pant is likely to replace him, The Indian Express understands. This also means that out-of-form opener KL Rahul will retain his place in the playing XI.

Karthik was injured in the backstage of the South Africa match. At the start of the round of 16, he was holding his back and wincing in pain. He was then replaced by Pant for the rest of the innings. Speaking on the eve of the Bangladesh match, head coach Rahul Dravid said the medical team would monitor the 37-year-old’s injury closely. “After jumping for the ball he had a spasm and landed where he felt pain afterwards. He looks good now and has come to train with us. He will do some sessions in the morning and then we will assess his condition”, he said. (READ MORE)

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