Asked what were his expectations from the tour, Karthik said, ''The expectations are normal. I want to give my 100 per cent every day on the tour.'' ''I want to go out there and enjoy my cricket'', he said.
Karthik last played in Test against Zimbabwe last year.
He was also picked for one match at Indore in the seven match ODI series at home agaist England.
His good performance for India A team last month in the EurAsia Cup competition in Abu Dhabi put him back in the selectors' books as the obvious choice for the second wicketkeeper.