Ricky Ponting’s take between Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant.

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting feels that Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are capable enough batters to be selected in the same playing XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant are capable enough batters to be selected in the same playing XI for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Ponting on the heated debate over who should be in the starting XI, a potential bowling attack destroyer Pant, or, the "designated finisher" Kartik ?

Long has the debate in Indian cricketing circles raged over who should be the designated wicketkeeper-batter in the side.

While Karthik can brag about being an excellent finisher, Pant's extraordinary talent has earned him widespread support "Ponting wrote about it in his column.

Ponting said: "I actually think that India's best team has both of these players. I don't care if they are both keepers but I think their batting prowess is enough."

Further added: "Rishabh in the middle order and Dinesh as a finisher, they look extremely dangerous to me."

"Look, I'm just going to favour Rishabh because I think he might get slightly more opportunities than Dinesh does," said Ponting