The Indian team now has two wicketkeepers on a more-or-less regular basis. M. S. Dhoni and Dinesh Karthik are touted to be permanent fixtures in Team India for some time to come now.
Add to this Robin Uthappa!
After yesterdays’ pyrotechnics at the Brit Oval in the 6th ODI of the NatWest Series against England, it is conceivable and reasonable to expect that Uthappa will play a significant role in Indian cricket in the future. The lad has got serious talent. And Uthappa started life as a ‘keeper up until the U-19 stage.
Let’s not forget that Rahul Dravid was a ‘keeper too and has, indeed kept wickets for India in several ODIs!
So, the Indian team of the immediate future could have as many as 4 potential wicketkeepers!
And if another one is needed, Parthiv Patel appears to have hit a purple patch with a higher-order batsman!