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Sanjay Manjrekar said - KL Rahul is a hitter at number 5 in ODIs, but one thing is lacking

Vice Daily 2020-03-24 12:33:35

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said that star batsman Lokesh Rahul is best for fifth place in the Indian batting order in ODIs, but suggested that the Indian team management should find batsmen like Suresh Raina and Yu…





Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar said that star batsman Lokesh Rahul is best for fifth place in the Indian batting order in ODIs, but suggested that the Indian team management should find batsmen like Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh. Rahul batted in the middle order in the domestic ODI against Australia in January earlier this year.

Rahul later continued his good performance in ODIs and T20 matches on the New Zealand tour. This Karnataka player is also wicketkeeping in ODIs and T20s. Manjrekar, who played 37 Tests and 74 ODIs for India, was answering questions from fans on his Twitter page.

Manjrekar was asked whether India should continue to bat at number five with Rahul in ODIs or he sees batsmen other than Rahul in that position. He said, "At the moment he is suitable, but we should continue to search for batsmen like Raina and Yuvi, Rahul will have to play at the top order later."

When asked about the number four batsman and all-rounder for India in the T20 World Cup proposed this year in Australia, he said that Shreyas Iyer is the right choice for the fourth order and Hardik Pandya allrounder. When asked about Mumbai's poor performance in the Ranji Trophy, Manjrekar said that this is the condition of the team due to 'lack of exceptional leadership'.