IPL 2018-Dinesh Karthik:Wicket Keeper Captain



“Practice makes the man perfect” and it suits much on an Indian Wicketkeeper batsman named Dinesh Karthik, who has achieved a great place in the team of KKR as the captain of it. Yeah! It may be a shocking news for you but it is true to its best and Dinesh Karthik has been capped as the captain of team KKR for IPL season 2018 and “he will try to lead the team to best he can and will prove the decision of the franchiser right to select him as a captain”, said Dinesh Karthik in a press meeting. Earlier Dinesh Karthik has played with Gujarat Lions, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Dinesh Karthik IPL Journey


Dinesh Karthik started his career in IPL 2008 by playing from the side of Delhi Daredevils as the wicketkeeper and played a crucial role. Dinesh Karthik high score was 56 unbeaten 56 to head Delhi win the group match. Dinesh Karthik played IPL 2009 from the side DD only.

In 2011 Dinesh Karthik was bought by Kings XI Punjab but in 2012 IPL season Dinesh Karthik was transferred to Mumbai Indian from Kings XI Punjab.

IN 2013 IPL season Dinesh Karthik showed good cricketing skills heading his team Mumbai Indians to win the title for the first time and in almost all the matches of that IPL season, Dinesh Karthik played good innings with the bat and good fielding behind the wicket.

In 2014 IPL season Dinesh Karthik was again bought by Delhi Daredevils and was bought by RCB in IPL 2015 and by Gujarat Lions in 2016 and was retained for the year 2017 by the same.

Interesting Stats of Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik has played 135 innings out of which he is 18 times not out with a total of 2905 by facing 2309 balls. Dinesh Karthik has studded his IPL career with 14 fifties and 8 ducks.

286 fours and 71 sixes tell his hitting history on the ground in IPL and possess an average of 24.83 with a highest of 86 on the board.

Dinesh Karthik is good in playing against Kings XI Punjab as Dinesh Karthik has scored 384 runs with a strike rate of 128.43 against the same and has taken 13 catches and 4 stumping which is his second number of highest catches against any team in IPL.

Dinesh Karthik possesses the highest strike rate and highest average of 209.09 and 69.0 respectively against Kochi Tuskers Kerala with a high score of 69 against the same.

Dinesh Karthik’s high score of 86 is registered against Delhi Daredevils. Dinesh Karthik has played an equal number of matches against RCB and CSK in which he scored 339 and 371 respectively in 19 matches.

Dinesh Karthik has 3 fifties against DD which is max against any IPL team. Dinesh Karthik has the max of 4 not out against MI which is his max against any IPL team.

Dinesh Karthik has taken a total of 88 catches and 26 stumps in his IPL career with a max of 14 catches and 8 stumping against Rajasthan Royals.

Dinesh Karthik is very good in playing at Firoz Shah Kotla ground as he has scored 568 runs in 26 matches with an average of 28.40 which is maxed among the runs scored in the different ground. Dinesh Karthik is also good at playing in Wankhede Stadium as he has scored 526 runs in 22 matches with an average of 27.68 and a highest of 86.

Dinesh Karthik has taken 18 catches and 7 stumps at Wankhede which is his max on the ground where he played.

IPL 2013 was very fruity for Dinesh Karthik as he ended with a total of 510 runs in 19 matches with a strike rate of 124.09 studded with a high score of 86 and heading his team MI to win the title for the first time in IPL.

Dinesh Karthik is good at playing at no. 4 as he has played 52 innings at position no 4 and has scored 1165 out of 2905 runs which is his max at any other position at which he played.

Dinesh Karthik has played 56 matches with Delhi Daredevils which is his max against all the team in which he played.

Dinesh Karthik is awarded 4 times as player of the match. Dinesh Karthik has done a role of captain in 7 matches out of which he won 3 matches

After the stats of Dinesh Karthik let me tell you important facts about him from the past as Dinesh Karthik is very good at saving wicket from one end and has an unwanted record of facing 18 balls without making any run which is not done by any Indian player yet.


Now, KKR has capped him as a captain of the team for the IPL 2018 and we fans club are waiting for the sensual cricket and winning a decision from him at the end heading his team to win the title of IPL 2018.

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