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IPL 2019- potential no.4 for the WC tracker

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Since  the slot is wide open, let us see how some of the “potential” contenders including wildcards stand up and perform. Pujara’s name was thrown in the mix but since he is not in the IPL here is a list of players.  Know it’s a different format but never say never with our selectors.

 

The ones in contention are obviously the ones that have been tried in recent times.

 

I am adding a few names who might play in that 3-5 position and impress enough to go to the WC

 

Here are some names that have the best shot:

Rahane- will open

Iyer- might bat at 3-4

Rayudu- will open 

Pandey- will bat at 4-5

DK- will bat at 5-6

Pant- will open

Shankar- will bat at 5-6

Rahul- will open

 

Can always be a possibility 

Yuvraj- will bat at 4-5

Raina- will bat at 3-4

 

Wild cards to keep a look out for

Karun Nair- will bat at 4

Hanuma Vihari- if picked will bat at 4-5

Prithwi Shaw- will open

Ishan Kishen- will bat at 3-4

Mayank Aggarwal- will open 

Shubman Gill- will bat at 4

 

 

 

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41 minutes ago, Global.Baba said:

Based on the list Iyer,Pandey and DK might get the best shot to impress in the middle overs. 

 

 

Agree. The first two have to show up really big, like an orange cap. Pandey has ton in Aus

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55 minutes ago, TNAmarkFromIndia said:

Mumbai playing Yuvraj but not Ishan Kishan lol.

Nothing surprising. If team buys Yuvraj he starts in playing eleven at least in the beginning of the tournament. Not like Ishan is Kohli.

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4 hours ago, Global.Baba said:

I am happy to see Yuvraj doing well in the IPL. In fact I am happy guys like Bhajji,Yuvraj and even Raina,Ishant (in LOIs) ,Rahane etc earn a good pay day in the IPL. They deserve it.

 

Howevever I am scared that they will sneak in to the international side based on IPL.

 

They should become mascots / mentors/ icons for the team instead of scaring us with comeback on the back of one off performance.

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Sunil Gavaskar feels selectors were unfair with Rahane

https://www.crictracker.com/sunil-gavaskar-feels-that-ajinkya-rahane-was-hard-done-by-the-indian-selectors/

Rahane last played ODI matches for India in 2018 against South Africa on the tour of the Rainbow Nation. He played in the middle order, batting at no.4 and scored 140 runs in 6 matches with a best of 79 and a strike rate of 76.92. This strike rate has been the bane of Rahane’s limited-overs career, as he has been guilty of stalling the innings in middle overs and not being able to rotate the strike.

Though there are no problems in his strokeplay or technique, his inability to score runs quickly has often been the hurdle in his limited-overs career taking off. However former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has written in the column for Times of India (TOI) that Rahane had deserved better from Indian selectors.

Rahane’s name was discussed for the no.4 spot in the Indian batting lineup for the 2019 World Cup, but again his inability to rotate strike, something pointed out by Indian captain Virat Kohli and his performance in the IPL 2018 was evident why he is no longer in the limited-overs cricket plans for the Indian team.

 

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Its all about utilising players correctly in the positions that they're best suited.Ipl franchises are doing this better than the Indian team.Guys like Pant/Dk are used exclusively as finishers,someone like Rayudu found success only while opening.

Kohli/Shastri have no idea what they are doing though.

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Well you just have to see what Australia and England have for their middle order

England: Root , Morgan, Stokes , Butler.

Australia: Marsh, Kwaja,Maxwell, Stoinis. 

India: Kohli, Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadav/Pandya

 

England have a good back stop players in Morgan and Root for top order failure, with a lot of emphasis on Butler to finish off on bad day. 

 

 

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4 hours ago, GautiMaan said:

Gill is being hidden down the order by KKR and Vihari is not even picked

Is DK insecure??? Get Gill to bat at 4 if not open instead of Lynn. 

 

DK I know you have been selfless, can you promote Gill please.

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26 minutes ago, flamy said:

<icfmode> Suryakumar Yadav for #4 :aha:  Forget Rana, ZERO runs today :finger: </icfmode>

Yuvraj  for #4 :hitler:

He hit three sixes in a row,  so he is half as good as he was in the 2007 T20 WC

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9 minutes ago, vvvslaxman said:

This is a sorry ass search for us. They missed the bus long time. WIth Kohli as captain it is going to be a nightmare for us. After that noball fiasco i think Rohit/Kohli may not look into each others eyes lol

no-ball fiasco?

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23 minutes ago, bowl_out said:

Yuvraj  for #4 :hitler:

He hit three sixes in a row,  so he is half as good as he was in the 2007 T20 WC

Which is still thrice as good as our present choices, so yes :woot:

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