KL Rahul's Method Makes Him Perfect For No. four Spot: Vengsarkar


The quantity 4 place within the Indian batting order for World Cup 2019 has been a bone of rivalry after Ambati Rayudu didn’t make the minimize regardless of being given an prolonged run forward of the mega occasion.

Ever because the selectors introduced India’s World Cup 2019 workforce, the clouds of uncertainty over who will play at No. four place have solely gotten darker. Whereas the selectors have put two extra gamers, particularly MS Dhoni and Vijay Shankar, within the fray for the spot, former chief nationwide selector Dilip Vengsarkar has a barely completely different opinion. Vengsarkar believes KL Rahul, India’s third-choice opener for the marquee match, is one choice India can discover as he has the approach to enhance the highest three.

“We have a settled opening pair in Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma). Virat Kohli is phenomenal at No. 3. I feel that KL Rahul could be an option at No. 4. He has the technique and can complement the top three well. I believe the No. 4 should be a specialist batsman,” Vengsarkar advised PTI throughout an interplay.

The quantity 4 place has been a bone of rivalry after Ambati Rayudu didn’t make the minimize regardless of being given many alternatives within the run as much as the match.

Though the pitches are anticipated to be flat through the showpiece occasion, Vengsarkar, who himself performed three World Cups (1979, 1983, 1987) with two in England, felt that Rahul’s approach offers him a bonus.

“Since he is a specialist opener, in case of early wickets, he could provide stability. Also in a long tournament, if required he can open the innings. I feel that he should be a part of playing XI,” Vengsarkar mentioned about Rahul, who completed second within the IPL run-getter’s record with 593 runs.

The 63-year-old opined that the most important benefit for India will probably be their expertise of taking part in a full collection in the UK final 12 months.

“In England, the weather can be fickle and that can have an effect on the performance. Adaptability will always be the key. But to Indian team’s advantage, they played in England during the same time last year. We have had an exposure to those conditions and that’s good thing. We should try and use it to our advantage,” mentioned the member of the victorious 1983 World Cup workforce.

The veteran of 116 Exams and 129 ODIs can be not anxious about Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav’s dip in kind through the Australia collection.

“I am sure both Chahal and Kuldeep must have worked on their game as to what went wrong against Australia. Once they get there, they must carefully assess the conditions and accordingly devise the strategy,” he mentioned.

So far as the semi-final line-up is anxious, Vengsarkar named India, hosts England and defending champions Australia because the favourites to succeed in the final 4 stage.

“At this moment I can’t predict about the fourth team. Yes India, England and Australia have the team to go all the way,” he added.

(With PTI inputs)