The ODI World Cup is just around the corner in India, and their team-mates are still far from settled on what to do. The only significant slot for the hosts right now is the No 4 spot, which has been a source of concern for them as they bid again for another opportunity ahead of the 2019 World Championship.
Despite being sidelined for an extended period due to injury, Shreyas Iyer performed exceptionally well at No. 4, scoring 805 runs in 20 matches at the age of 47.35, including two centuries and five fifties.
“We have been struggling with the position of No. 4 for a long time, and Yuvi (Yuvraj Singh) has had an impact on us. However, Shreyas (Iyer) is currently playing at No4.”
He said: ‘He has had some trouble because of injuries and that’s been going on for quite some time, with many of these guys getting hurt and there is always a new player coming up here.
The captain of India acknowledged that the number of injuries sustained by players in crucial positions has negatively impacted the team’s long-term performance.
“The percentage of injuries that have occurred in the past 4-5 years is significant, and when players are injured or out of action, they tend to try different tactics,” he said about No. 4.
“In the past, when I was not in charge, I would have been watching a lot of guys who came in and out, but injuries hindered them or they were unavailable,” Rohit explained.
With the assistance of PTI inputs.