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Who will bat at number-4 for India in the World Cup?

By Ravi - June 30, 2023 - Last updated on Jun 30, 2023 05:16 PM
Who will bat at number-4 for India in the World Cup?

Who will bat at number-4 for India in the World Cup?

Who will bat at number-4 for Team India in the World Cup? The Indian management and selectors are now looking for more options. Shreyas Iyer was being considered at this number six months ago, but his poor fitness has forced the selectors to look at other options. so we'll talk about those options

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Why so much discussion on number-4

The number-4 position is said to be the backbone of any team's batting order, because in case of failure of the top order, it is the responsibility of the number-4 batsman to advance the score and save the team from disintegrating. . That is why a strong, skilful and experienced batsman is kept at this position, who is capable of playing in all conditions.

1. Shreyas Iyer sure to play when Fit

Shreyas Iyer

Number-4 Shreyas Iyer's performance is the best. After the last World Cup, Iyer is the highest run-scorer for India at this venue. Since 2019, Iyer has scored 805 runs at an average of 47.35 in 22 matches played for India at number-4. In these, he has scored two centuries and 5 half-centuries. Last year also Iyer was in amazing form. He scored the maximum 724 runs in the year 2022. These included one century and six half-centuries. If Iyer is fully fit before the World Cup, then the selectors will be the first choice for this position.

ODI performance of Shreyas Iyer
  • Match-42
  • Runs-1631
  • Average-46.60
  • 50s-14
  • 100s-2

Shreyas Iyer Performance in Different Positions

Position Match Runs Average
Number 3rd 9 534 59.33
Number 4rth 20 805 47.35
Number 5th 9 292 32.44

2. KL Rahul

Kl rahul

If Iyer is unable to be selected due to injury, then KL Rahul can be tried at number-4 position. After the last World Cup, KL Rahul has scored 189 runs in 4 matches at this number at an average of 63.00. This includes a century as well. Looking at the overall career, Rahul has scored 241 runs at number-4 at an average of 40.16. These include a century.

ODI performance of KL Rahul
  • Match-54
  • Runs-1986
  • Average-45.13
  • 50s-13
  • 100s-5

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KL Rahul Performance in Different Positions

Position Match Runs Average
Number 1st 16 669 47.78
Number 2nd 7 246 35.14
Number 3rd 3 77 25.66
Number 4th 7 241 40.16
Number 5th 18 742 53.00
Number 6th 1 11 --

3. Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane may not have played any ODI match for Team India for the last 5 years, but due to the previous IPL performance and recent form, he is a strong contender at number-4. Rahane has scored 326 runs in 14 matches played by CSK in IPL 2023 at a strike rate of 172.49. Two Fifty are also included in these. Rahane took command of the middle order from Chennai and took the score forward many times when the top order flopped, which is the biggest demand of number-4.

Rahane has scored 28.46% of career runs while batting at number-4. For Team India, Rahane has batted at number-4 in 25 matches and scored 843 runs at an average of 36.65. These include six half-centuries. Rahane has scored maximum 1488 runs at number-1 and 449 runs at number-2.

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ODI performance of Ajinkya Rahane
  • Match-90
  • Runs-2662
  • Average-35.26
  • 50s-24
  • 100s-3

Ajinkya Rahane Performance in Different Positions

Position Match Runs Average
Number 1st 34 1488 45.09
Number 2nd 20 449 22.45
Number 3rd 5 176 35.20
Number 4th 25 843 36.65
Number 6s 1 4 4.00
Number 7th 2 2 1.00

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5 Best Players to Bat at No.4 Since 2019

Player Match Runs Average 50s 100s
Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh) 24 833 41.65 7 1
Shreyas Iyer (India) 22 805 47.35 5 2
Marnus Labuschagne (Australia) 22 697 33.19 5 1
Aiden Markram (South Africa) 16 597 45.92 3 1
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) 18 540 36.00 5 0

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