ICC Champions Trophy: Dinesh Karthik is the 'special one', says MS Dhoni

Indian skipper says victories in warm-up games have brightened the mood in the dressing room, adding the focus now is to adjust to the conditions and get the basics right.

updated: June 06, 2013 02:04 IST
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Cardiff: There are some things in cricket that money can't buy. Batting form is one of them. Dinesh Karthik's fortunes have gone from rags to riches as the Tamil Nadu batsman seems 100 per cent certain to make the Indian XI in the ICC Champions Trophy opener against South Africa here on Thursday. (See: Cardiff album - How players soaked in the Cardiff sun)

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Doubtful to make the XI in an 'infested with talent' middle-order before India set foot on Old Blighty, Karthik has staked his claim in no uncertain manner. Back-to-back centuries in pressure situations against Sri Lanka (in Birmingham) and Australia (at Swalec Stadium) has ended doubts about his batting caliber and Dhoni now calls him the team's 'special one.' (Read: No spin, no seam wicket promised by Cardiff groundsman)

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