Sanjay Manjrekar talks about Team India’s no. 4 conundrum in limited overs

Sanjay Manjrekar talks about Team India’s no. 4 conundrum in limited overs

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has come up with his own solution to this problem, by naming three batsmen who can be tried out at the no. 4 slot.

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

One of the biggest worries for the Indian Cricket Team, ahead of the 2019 ICC World Cup, is India’s no. 4 conundrum, which simply doesn’t seem to find any solution. Of late, India have tried several batsmen on no.4 but nothing seems to be working in their favour. In the past one year, India have tried out as many as 13 batsmen on this particular batting position, but each time, it was only failure.

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has come up with his own solution to this problem, by naming three batsmen who can be tried out at the no. 4 slot.

“I have a very simple alternative for number four if India wants to find a long-term quality number four batsman, there are just two options I feel – one is the captain himself, who could be brilliant and so KL Rahul comes in as a quality batsman at number three. I don’t see Rahul as a number four, five six,” Manjrekar told ESPN.

“The other guy that India could explore as a number four is Shreyas Iyer. I have seen enough of him to know. A number four batsman needs to have all the gears, and most importantly is picking up the ones and the twos and that is where Iyer has the game and if he manages to survive into the last 10 overs he is ought to have the big game which Iyer has.”

Rohit Sharma at no. 4?

He also picked Rohit Sharma for the same position, because he bats down the order for Mumbai Indians and has performed decently well.

India’s ODI series loss to England has raised quite a few questions which they need to answer in the build-up to the quadrennial event which will be hosted in England next year. India have won the world twice in the history so far.