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KL Rahul must play as opner in LOI

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as we all know rohit is not good against swing bowlers and kl rahul is too good talent not to select in playing xi

india should change its batting order

like this

kl. rahul

s.dhawan

rohit

virat

ms dhoni

kedar/manish

pandya

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14 minutes ago, wanted_desi said:

No way Kohli should bat at #4, Rohit can move to bench if KL Rahul has to play. Although, he should play against Bangladesh in knock out match.

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I dont see this happening anytime soon , Dhawan and Rohit have cemented their place in the side and Rahane will not be moved for another 12 months . He will have to wait a while to get even limited opportunities . 

 

I think he should start playing down the order in domestic and be ready if any opportunities arise in the middle order . Thats his best chance of getting into the team 

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21 minutes ago, BeautifulGame said:

No it's not obvious because his performance and stats say otherwise.

 

If anything he is India's best batsman in helpful conditions for pace bowlers.

Helpful conditions dosent necessarily mean only swing . Rohit is better than anyone in the team when there is bounce and every one else is better than him when there is swing/seam on offer . That innings he played in SA against Steyn ranks as one of the most embarrassing knocks by an Indian top order batsmen .

 

All said , I wudnt worry too much about conditions in ODI's . You hardly play 1-2 matches in a year on such pitches , so its of little relevance .

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Helpful conditions dosent necessarily mean only swing . Rohit is better than anyone in the team when there is bounce and every one else is better than him when there is swing/seam on offer . That innings he played in SA against Steyn ranks as one of the most embarrassing knocks by an Indian top order batsmen .
 
All said , I wudnt worry too much about conditions in ODI's . You hardly play 1-2 matches in a year on such pitches , so its of little relevance .
Don't confuse test and ODIs .

Rohit was the MOS in West Indies tri series ,when there was plenty of swing on offer for ex.Rohit is excellent at seeing of the new ball whenever there is some assistance on offer for bowlers .Has done it plenty of times ,that's one major reason his record as opener is phenomenal.

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40 minutes ago, BeautifulGame said:

Don't confuse test and ODIs .

Rohit was the MOS in West Indies tri series ,when there was plenty of swing on offer for ex.Rohit is excellent at seeing of the new ball whenever there is some assistance on offer for bowlers .Has done it plenty of times ,that's one major reason his record as opener is phenomenal.

Not confusing formats , but like I said in ODI's even a helpful pitch lasts barely 4-5 overs so its easy to get away even if you play and miss a few , but that dosent change the fact that he does not have the technique to handle swing/seam . 

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7 hours ago, BeautifulGame said:

Don't confuse test and ODIs .

Rohit was the MOS in West Indies tri series ,when there was plenty of swing on offer for ex.Rohit is excellent at seeing of the new ball whenever there is some assistance on offer for bowlers .Has done it plenty of times ,that's one major reason his record as opener is phenomenal.

i think his game is a weirdly weak in defense in swinging conditions and somehow his timing improves within an innings by a higher percentage than with other players and he get in line even in swing conditions in ODI as a result. This could be the only reason why he does well in ODI but does not do well in tests.   Very wierd.

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Rahul needs to adjust and eye for middle order spot and not opening as there are no openings there.  He will be better than Pandey at #4 in the long run. failure in 2-3 matches and he has been discarded.

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32 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

Rahul needs to adjust and eye for middle order spot and not opening as there are no openings there.  He will better than Pandey at #4 in the long run. failure in 2-3 matches and he has been discarded.

Yes

 

And Rahul's ability to hit big sixes is needed in the middle-order .... with Pandya being the only 6 hitter from 4 to 7.

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7 minutes ago, express bowling said:

Yes

 

And Rahul's ability to hit big sixes is needed in the middle-order .... with Pandya being the only 6 hitter from 4 to 7.

impatience by Kohli and selectors. If selections were only number based, you didn't need selectors. They need to show some vision and right idea.  If they had put him the middle order, he should have at least been  given 2-3 series before dropping that idea.

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9 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

impatience by Kohli and selectors. If selections were only number based, you didn't need selectors. They need to show some vision and right idea.  If they had put him the middle order, he should have at least been  given 2-3 series before dropping that idea.

I had read in an article that Shastri wants Pandey at 4

 

Look at what is happening as a result .... Pandya is being sent at 4 to have firepower at 4 .... and this is resulting in consolidator at 7 .... limited hitting powerr from 5 to 7

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On 10/18/2017 at 1:55 AM, express bowling said:

I had read in an article that Shastri wants Pandey at 4

 

Look at what is happening as a result .... Pandya is being sent at 4 to have firepower at 4 .... and this is resulting in consolidator at 7 .... limited hitting powerr from 5 to 7

it's all messed up.

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Lokesh has 46 ball century in international cricket and is one of the few indian batsman to finish an IPL season with a strike rate of 145+ plus has already established himself as one of the best test openers in the world after playing less than 20 tests. IMO this type of talent deserves an extended run as an opener across 3 formats. 

 

I actually think Dhawan would be just as good in the middle order at number 4 because a bit like kohli he scores more runs through finding the gaps where as rohit and LK need to open because they like to go over the top.

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