Following the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, the Indian team management would have to choose their T20 World Cup squad. The selection of the No.4 batsman for their squad would be one of the most important selections they will have to make. For the previous several matches, Shreyas Iyer has held that position, but Suryakumar Yadav’s rise has made the competition more difficult. In just a few opportunities, he has amazed everyone. Aakash Chopra picks India’s No.4 for T20 World Cup.
ICC T20 World Cup: Who will be India’s No 4 in T20 World Cup? Aakash Chopra names his pick
To make this situation worse, Iyer is sidelined with an injury he sustained during the series in March between India and England. As a result, the selectors will have a tough decision to make.
Aakash Chopra picks India’s No.4 for T20 world cup.Former India batsman and present commentator, Aakash Chopra shared his thoughts on who he would choose for the team. He also acknowledged that it will be a difficult choice to make and that it may be influenced by both players’ present form.
“This is a very very tough question whom you will like to pick. I am not in a position now, and I don’t think even the selectors are in a position to take that call,” Chopra said on his Youtube channel.
It’s A Lovely Dilemma, I Can’t Pick A Player At This Point: Aakash Chopra
“If Rahul and Rohit open and Kohli plays at No.3, you play Hardik and Rishabh Pant at No.5 or No.6 or the other way around, then you have got Ravindra Jadeja followed by Washington Sundar. So, only one slot is left and that is No.4. So Shreyas or Suryakumar at No.4, it is a tough call.”
“You will tilt towards Shreyas Iyer only because he has the greater experience, he has already performed well in the ODI team and is also the captain of his team. If he does well in the IPL, you might just go with him, to begin with.”
“But if Suryakumar Yadav does very well in the six matches now and the IPL also complements that, then you will have to go with Suryakumar Yadav”.
“It’s a lovely dilemma. I can’t pick a player at this point because both are good and have the ability to play better than run-a-ball and have the requisite experience of T20 cricket. So maybe just go by current form”, Aakash Chopra concluded.