ICC World Cup 2015 : Who should bat at no.3 for India ?
Updated - Oct 15, 2014 3:18 am
ICC World Cup 2015 : Who should bat at no.3 for India: With Ms Dhoni recently revealing after the win against West Indies in the 3rd Odi, that he would be ready to keep options open for the no.3 slot questions have been asked on who will be the most eligible. Virat Kohli had made this slot very own since the retirement of the legendary Rahul Dravid. Gautam Gambhir had also tried his very best at no.3. None can forget his masterly 98 against Sri Lanka in the semi-finals. But since he lost form after that, he was dropped from the side and has not made a return since then. At the moment, there are a few logical replacements for the no.3 spot. They are :
Rohit Sharma, currently injured would be raring to go all out when he gets match fit. It is almost sure that, he will make the world cup squad. But where shall we accommodate him. The rise of Ajinkya Rahane as an opening batsman is good news for India, but selecting his partner seems to be the trouble. Rohit-Rahane combo might look like a solid combo given the fact they are technically sound. But one of them has to be the aggressor. So one of them will have to be dropped or dropped down the order. It looks like Rohit is a more dependable no.3 batsman should India accommodate him. It gives stability to the team and being the senior member helps him to play an anchor role. Rohit is such a delight when on song, but more often he has been on the receiving end.