India are, arguably, the strongest One Day Worldwide (ODI) workforce on this planet. From house to abroad, India have a workforce that may outclass any opposition. However there’s one place within the batting order than they haven’t been in a position to repair, and that’s quantity 4th place.
Within the final three years or so, India have tried many batters for quantity four place but it surely’s there to be taken. Yuvraj Singh, who is without doubt one of the finest ODI batsmen in cricket historical past, made quantity four place his personal for a really lengthy time period however after the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, he too has been transferring up and down the order, and in addition out and in of the aspect.
On this publish, we take a look at 10 batsmen India have tried at quantity four place since ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
1) Yuvraj Singh
Matches: 10, Innings: 9, Runs: 358, Common: 44.75, Strike Price: 97.54
One of many sweetest hitters of the cricket ball, Yuvraj Singh has performed 9 innings at quantity four and scored 358 runs at a wholesome common of 44.75. Yuvraj additionally has 2 fifty plus scores at quantity four on this interval.
2) MS Dhoni
Matches: eight, Innings: eight, Runs: 313, Common: 39.12, Strike Price: 76.34
Arguably, the best finisher within the historical past of ODI cricket, MS Dhoni has performed eight innings at quantity four for India since ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. In 9 innings, Dhoni has scored 313 runs at a median of 39.12. He additionally has 2 fifty play scores.
three) Ajinkya Rahane
Matches: 5, Innings: 5, Runs: 280, Common: 56, Strike Price: 103.32
Ajinkya Rahane is Workforce India’s vice-captain in Check cricket however he has not been in a position to cement his place in restricted overs cricket. At quantity four, Rahane has 280 runs in 5 innings at an excellent common of 56. His strike price can also be very spectacular.
four) Manish Pandey
Matches: eight, Innings: 7, Runs: 183, Common: 36.6, Strike Price: 92.89
Manish Pandey is a really thrilling younger batsman and lots of consider that quantity four is one of the best place for him to bat. In 7 innings, Pandey has scored 183 runs at a median of 36.6. He has only one fifty plus rating.
5) Hardik Pandya
Matches: four, Innings: four, Runs: 142, Common: 35.5, Strike Price: 105.18
Hardik Pandya is without doubt one of the most harmful batsmen in world cricket. Many consider that he must be used as a finisher however there’s a part of followers and media who’re making a robust case for him at quantity four. Pandya has performed four innings and scored 142 runs at a median of 35.5.
6) Dinesh Karthik
Matches: 2, Innings: 2, Runs: 52, Common: 562 Strike Price: 73.23
Dinesh Karthik is a type of cricketers who isn’t certain about his place within the workforce. He retains transferring out and in of the squad and in addition up and down within the batting order. At quantity four, Karthik has performed simply 2 innings and scored 52 runs.
7) Manoj Tiwary
Matches: three, Innings: three, Runs: 34, Common: 11.33, Strike Price: 46.57
Manoj Tiwary is nowhere to be seen as far worldwide cricket is worried. He made a promising begin to his worldwide profession however pale away on account of accidents and poor type. He has 34 runs to his credit score in three innings at quantity four.
eight) Virat Kohli
Matches: 2, Innings: 2, Runs: 23, Common: 11.5, Strike Price: 63.88
Virat Kohli is one of the best quantity three batsman on this planet so far as ODI cricket is worried. He has made that place is personal however throughout this era, he additionally batted at quantity four place. He performed 2 innings and scored simply 23 runs at a median of 11.5.
9) KL Rahul
Matches: 2, Innings: 1, Runs: 17, Common: 17, Strike Price: 70.83
KL Rahul is without doubt one of the most technically appropriate batsmen in India. He’s a really proficient batsman who climbed the ranks on the idea of his constant performances on the home stage. Nevertheless, he has not been in a position to cement his place in restricted overs cricket. At quantity four, he has performed simply 1 innings and scored 17 runs at a strike price of 70.83.
10) Kedar Jadhav
Matches: 2, Innings: 2, Runs: 6, Common: 6, Strike Price: 54.54
The Maharashtrian batter is a really proficient cricketer and he has made a robust case for himself in ODI cricket. He got here in as Suresh Raina’s alternative and performed a good job up to now. At quantity four, Jadhav has scored simply 6 runs at a strike price of 54.54.
NOTE: These stats are up to date until 21st October 2017 i.e. earlier than the beginning of India vs New Zealand sequence.