Ganguly names top contenders for India’s No.4 spot
For so long, India’s failure to find the consistent No.4 batsman is haunting them like hell. There have been some notable suggestions from cricket experts and former legends as to who should be the potential No.4 batsman for India in the limited overs. Recently, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly chipped in with an interesting opinion.
He has picked two young prospects who can give some tough competition to KL Rahul for the No 4 spot for India in ODIs. There have been many changes and trials done to sort out the problem but there was no end result.
The likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu were experimented in the number 4 position, but as usual, no convincing outcome. Sourav Ganguly, who is the president of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has identified Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey as top contenders for the No 4 spot in ODIs.
Ganguly, in his recent column for The Times of India, wrote, “With Rohit and Shikhar at the top as the best possible opening pair, KL Rahul will be pushed. He has lost his place in Test cricket due to indifferent form and the likes of Shreyas and Manish Pandey will keep him on his toes if he wants to hold onto the No. 4 slot.”
Recently, Shreyas Iyer is turning out to be an absolute performer for Team India, after his terrific performances against the West Indies in ODIs. He grabbed everyone’s attention after he scored two half-centuries in the chances he got and then he firmly cemented his place within the squad.