At present, the Indian cricket team is giving a lot of attention to the number four slot. Team captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri are looking ahead to the upcoming 2019 World Cup for the players who can not only play big innings’ for the team in the middle overs but also help in the team’s winning cause.
How many have come, how many have gone.
In the last two to three years, not only one or two, but a total of 12 players have been tried in the number 4 slot. But no player has ever been able to confirm their place on that position.
Many cricket experts believe that former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be used on number four, and some people also believe that if Dhoni comes up the order, it is better for the team.
About a year ago when Dhoni was the captain of the team, in most of the innings he was coming up the order at number 4. Then many veterans said in their statements that whatever MS is doing is absolutely right. In the recent interview to the Times of India, Ganguly had said something like that
“One day cricket is not a rocket science. This is the most common theory, that your best batsmen should get chance to play more balls. I hope Dhoni should be promoted to batting on number four but whether he will be promoted or not I do not know. “
“According to me, the coach of the team should talk to Dhoni and he should say that you have the magic wand in your hand, use it at your best, because if Dhoni does that then the other batsmen of the team who comes to play down the order, their work will be very easy. ”
“Mahi should bat at number 4 for the team. This is the right order to bat for him because he can adapt himself to the role and can also play the role of match-finisher for the team. ”
If Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri really want to win the World Cup in 2019, then the words of Sourav Ganguly have to be kept in mind.