Sunil Gavaskar backs Shreyas Iyer for the No. 4 position – CricketTimes.com

Shreyas Iyer is making headlines for the proper causes and grabbing the eye of cricketing stalwarts.

One such stalwart is Sunil Gavaskar who believes that Shreyas Iyer is a better option for batting at no. four in ODIs than Rishabh Pant. The previous Indian captain feels Iyer will have to be given an enduring place within the Indian middle-order after his an important knock in the second one ODI.

The appropriate-hander who has a few fifties within the 5 ODIs that he has performed, made a strong comeback to the workforce after a yr. He hit a stylish 68-ball 71 that helped India beat the West Indies through 59 runs on the Queen’s Park Oval on Sunday.

shreyas iyer

shreyas iyer

“Personally, Rishabh Pant is far better like an MS Dhoni at five or six as a finisher as a result of that’s the place his herbal sport and herbal aptitude will come into play,” Gavaskar instructed ‘Sony Ten’ channel.

“If India get to a super get started with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma batting for 40-45 overs, then Pant at No. four. But when it’s a query of batting for 30-35 overs, then I feel it will have to be Shreyas Iyer at No. four and Pant at No. five.”

The 24-year-old constructed a 125-run partnership with skipper Kohli (120) after India misplaced Dhawan, Rohit and Rishabh Pant. The partnership grew to become out to be a match-winning one finally.

After Kohli was once pushed aside, Iyer batted superbly and helped India publish a aggressive ranking of 279 at the board.

Showering lots of reward on Iyer, Sunny Gavaskar stated: “He has grabbed his alternative. He got here at No. five. He had quite a few overs. He had the corporate of his skipper, Virat Kohli. Not anything relatively adore it since the skipper takes the force off you.”

Kohli and Iyer

Kohli and Iyer

“The most productive position to be told in cricket is the non-striker’s finish. That’s what Shreyas Iyer was once doing with Virat Kohli on the different finish,” he added.

The previous Little Grasp, who was once part of the 1983 International Cup-winning workforce, opined that the teen deserved to get many extra probabilities in ODI cricket.

“I feel, if this doesn’t lend a hand him get a extra everlasting slot within the Indian middle-order, I don’t know what’s going to,” the batting legend stated.

“Within the 5 fits, he performed earlier than this, he scored 2 fifties and hit a absolute best ranking of 88. He hadn’t carried out the rest incorrect to be ignored of the 14 (15) (International Cup). However that’s up to now.”

“Now he has come again and scored a 71 in his first alternative. So I feel he’ll get an extended run.”

India will meet the West Indies for the third and ultimate ODI at Port of Spain on Wednesday, August 14.

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