[caption id="attachment_830232" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-830232" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Dinesh_Karthik_PTI.jpg" alt="dinesh karthik, dk, world cup, icc world cup, rishabh pant, karthik" width="628" height="314" /> Dinesh Karthik returned to India's World Cup squad after 12 years. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Wicketkeeper-batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik/">Dinesh Karthik</a>, who was on Monday named in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a>'s 15-member squad for the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a>, said it was a dream come true to be a part of the team. "I am very excited. It has been a dream for me to be a part of this team for a long time now," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"As a team, we have done some special things and I have been through that journey and I have really wanted to be a part of this team," he told www.kkr.in. <p></p> <p></p>Karthik Monday returned to India's World Cup squad after 12 years, trumping <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/">Mahendra Singh Dhoni</a>'s heir apparent <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rishabh-pant/">Rishabh Pant</a> in a selection move that will be debated for a long time. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/looking-at-rishabh-pants-form-im-a-bit-surprised-that-hes-omitted-from-indias-icc-world-cup-2019-squad-sunil-gavaskar-829869">'Looking at Pant s form, I m a bit surprised that he s omitted'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The second wicketkeeper was the sole bone of contention for the marquee event starting in England and Wales on May 30 and the 33-year-old Karthik's experience of 91 ODIs gave him the edge over the 21-year-old Pant, according to the five-member selection panel headed by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/msk-prasad/">MSK Prasad</a>.