Gavaskar also said that Shreyas Iyer can be kept at No. 4 or No. 5 in the batting order.
Shreyas Iyer was the catalyst for the willows in India’s three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka at home. The right-handed batsman scored half-centuries in all 3 matches of the series, helped the ‘Men in Blue’ crush his opponent 3–0, and also walked away with the Player of the Series award.
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels that when Virat Kohli Returning to the Indian team, he will play at No. Stating that a player of Kohli’s stature is irreplaceable, Gavaskar said that Shreyas Iyer can be placed at No 4 or No 5 in the batting order.
“To be there is a big problem. Obviously Virat Kohli can’t be replaced. He’ll probably come at No. 3, no question about that. But then you can use someone like Shreyas Iyer at No. 4 or 5. The way Suryakumar is batting, he has to be included. As far as the team is concerned, it’s just a plus, a plus,” Gavaskar said in a chat on Star Sports.
India can go with all out bowling attack: Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar It also said that due to India’s strength in the batting department, they can build an all-out bowling attack and not look for bowlers who can bat as well. The former Indian skipper concluded by saying that India could have pure bowlers like Avesh Khan and Mohammad Siraj in their side due to their batting depth.
“There are so many options here. And it allows you to go with pure bowlers and not bowlers who can bat. With a top-notch batting line-up, you can go with someone like Mohammad Siraj or Avesh Khan. Can go along, not known as a batsman. You don’t need to look for someone who bats like Shardul Thakur or Deepak Chahar or Bhuvneshwar Kumar. You can think of all-round attack,” Sunil Gavaskar concluded.
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