Ambati Rayudu's performance may resolve India's No. 4 concern: Sourav Ganguly
New Delhi : Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said that Ambati Rayudu may solve India's hunt for a good batsman at No. 4 position, which has been under debate for over 15 months.
“I’m not concerned about Shikhar Dhawan because he was in good form in T20s. But I’m concerned about Ambati Rayudu. He has scored runs in the sub-continent but India have to see if he can score runs outside the sub-continent because the World Cup is in England. He can’t bat anywhere below No.4,” Ganguly told India TV.
“These games in Australia and New Zealand will be very important for him and will decide if he can be India’s No.4 or not,” he further added.
Post Sydney ODI, Rohit Sharma had said that he would personally want Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bat at number 4 position as he will get enough time to control the game.
"Personally always feel that Dhoni batting at number four will be ideal for the team but we have got Rayudu who has done really well now at number four. It totally depends on what the captain and coach think about it. Personally, I would be happy if Dhoni bats at four,” Rohit said after the match.
For the second ODI, Aaron Finch has won the toss and has elected to bat against India. Australia is leading the series 1-0.