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Indian batting order for ODIs in the future

Lav Kumar
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
08 Nov 2018, 21:14 IST

Middle Order

The current Indian middle order of Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni is doing a fair job. To find replacements of Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni will be really difficult for India. The duo has been exceptional for India in the limited over formats.

Virat, who averages close to 60 in ODIs, is currently the best ODI batsman. Dhoni also has scored close to 10000 runs and has represented India in more than 300 ODIs. He has not only been brilliant with the bat, but also has been exceptional behind the stumps.

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill

This youngster captured the eyes of everyone in the under 19 World Cup held in New Zeland earlier this year. He was the second highest run-scorer of the tournament. Some of his shots carry a resemblance with Virat Kohli.

He is very calm and composed player who looks to build the innings just like Virat. In the domestic circuit, he has been performing really well. He averages more than 58 in the first-class matches and has scored 4 hundred and 5 fifties in List-A. He can bat either at number 3 or number 4 in the future and be the backbone of the Indian side.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer made his debut for India in December 2017 but has played just 6 ODIs and 6 T20 Internationals for India. He has scored 2 fifties in ODIs. In IPL 2016, he was awarded the Emerging Player award.

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He averages more than 51 in first-class and has scored 11 hundred and 21 fifties. In List-A matches, he has scored 5 hundred and 12 fifties. He is an excellent middle order player who can both anchor the innings and also play aggressive shots when needed.

He is an ideal player for the number 4 spot. Also, since he is leading his teams in the IPL and the domestics circuits, he might just turn out to be the ideal captaincy candidate in the future.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant is being considered as the successor for MS Dhoni. He has already made his debut for India in all the three formats. In Tests, he is currently the first choice wicket-keeper. In his last three innings, he has scored a hundred and also two scores of 92. He hasn't been able to play any big innings in the ODIs and T20 Internationals.

In IPL 2018, he was one of the highest run scorers. His natural game is to attack and loves playing aggressive strokes. He can be an excellent finisher for India in the shorter formats. He can be the ideal number 5 for India in future.

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