Three Players Indian T20 team should try at No.4 Position
These players are in terrific form and could solve the problem of finding a perfect No.4 batsman for India
The No.4 position is one of the most critical jobs in a T20 batting-order. With the ball getting scruffed up and the spinners in action, the role of batsmen in the No.4 position is two-fold.
While he needs to get going from the get-go against the spinners without consuming a plethora of balls and at the same time play the role of an anchor around which the shenanigans of the lower middle-order can take over.
Over the past couple of years, the Indian cricket team has been playing musical chairs when it comes to the No.4 position, having tried out the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav without desired results.
With the spot still up for grabs, here's a look at the three players that could nail their spot at the position in the days to come.
#3 Shreyas Iyer
The young Mumbai batsman and the 2014 U-19 captain, Shreyas Iyer shot into fame when he stroked 297 runs in three innings for the Trent Bridge cricket team back in 2014.
With a typical stroke-player technique that is essentially built on picking the line and length of a bowler early coupled with a blistering strike-rate and bat speed, Iyer has always been earmarked as the next big thing in Indian cricket.
The aforementioned traits along with a mature head on his shoulders have been on full show during the 2018 IPL, where the Mumbai batsman has been entrusted with the leadership duties. Iyer led the way with the bat in his captaincy debut with a blistering 93 against KKR.
Iyer, who has thus far featured in six T20I for India, has already amassed 244 runs in seven matches at an average of 61.00, and with India in need of an aggressor in the middle-order, Iyer might well be the long-term solution.