India fields four wicketkeepers in World Cup match against Bangladesh

In the match against Bangladesh, India fielded four wicketkeepers which also included first-choice M.S. Dhoni, K.L. Rahul and Rishabh Pant.

From left to right: Dhoni, Rahul, Karthik and Pant.   -  AP and AFP

India may have had a difficult time finding positions for all its wicketkeepers in its playing line-up in the World Cup match against Bangladesh at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Tuesday.

With the inclusion of Dinesh Karthik for Kedar Jadhav, India fielded four 'keepers in the side which also included first-choice M.S. Dhoni, K.L. Rahul and Rishabh Pant.

This was not the first time an ODI side fielded four wicketkeeper-batsmen in the side. In 2007, New Zealand fielded four glovemen Brendon McCullum, Lou Vincent, Gareth Hopkins and Mathew Sinclair in the same side against South Africa.

West Indies played 'keepers Johnson Charles, Denesh Ramdin, Chadwick Walton and Lendl Simmons against New Zealand.

Sri Lanka has a number of key 'keeper-batsmen in its limited overs side. Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera and Niroshan Dickwella have played together in six ODI matches so far.