Most successful No.4 batsmen for India in ODIs
- A brief look at the most successful Indian batsmen to have batted at the number four position.
The number four position is the most interesting slot in the batting lineup in the 50-over format. Depending on how the top order performs, the batsmen have to adjust their game - some situations call for defensive play to steady the sinking ship while in others, they have to counter-attack with their aggressive batting. Some of the limited-overs greats, such as Mahela Jayawardene, Aravinda de Silva, Ross Taylor and AB de Villiers, have made a name for themselves by batting at the all-important spot for the majority of their career.
The Indian cricket team has been facing issues with their number four batsman for some time now. With Ajinkya Rahane, once a designated opener, now donning the role at two-down in the ongoing series against South Africa, we take a look at some of the greatest Indian batsmen to have played at this position in One Day Internationals.