India vs West Indies: Sunil Gavaskar wants Shreyas Iyer to bat number four for India

Sunil Gavaskar has backed Shreyas Iyer to come good at number four. Here is what he had to say
India vs West Indies: Sunil Gavaskar wants Shreyas Iyer to bat number four for IndiaIndia vs West Indies: Sunil Gavaskar wants Shreyas Iyer to bat number four for India
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Team India won the second ODI by 59 runs and took a 1-0 lead in the three match series. Shreyas Iyer impressed one and all with his batting as he made a fluent 71 off 68 balls to help India post 279. He stitched together a 125 run partnership with centurion Virat Kohli to bail India out of trouble. This was Iyer's third ODI half-century in 8 games.

Sunil Gavaskar praised Shreyas Iyer and said that this knock should help him get a permanent position in the Indian ODI team. He also went on to add that Shreyas Iyer's batting style is more suited for number four as he has the temperament to pace his innings and can go on to bat for 30-35 overs. During the post-match analysis Sunil Gavaskar said that, "In my view, Rishabh Pant is much better, like an MS Dhoni, at 5 or 6 as a finisher because that's where his natural game and natural flair will come into play."

Gavaskar also added that the Indian top order comprises players like Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma who have the ability to bat for 40 plus overs after which Pant is an obvious choice at number four because of his ability to hit the ball. But, if India loses quick wickets and the team needs someone to bat for 30 plus overs then Iyer could be the man for India.

The final ODI will be played at the Port of Spain on August 14. Earlier, Team India had won the T20I series 3-0.

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