Sehwag feels Shreyas has overtaken Kishan’s spot in batting lineup

Shreyas Iyer

Former India opener, Virender Sehwag has recently commented on the Indian batting lineup.

Known for his explosive and aggressive batting style, Sehwag has shared his thoughts on Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.

Moreover, Sehwag feels that although Kishan is a very talented player, he will find it difficult to get a spot.

Talking further, he says that Shreyas Iyer’s recent ton against Australia has jeopardized Kishan’s place even more.

Says Sehwag,

At No.6 and 7, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya will be there. So Suryakumar won’t be there at either of those positions. There is No.5 though. But if Hardik Pandya is your sixth bowler then Rahul will bat at No.5, and Hardik at No.6, then comes the bowlers. We thought Ishan Kishan could fit in somewhere in the lineup, but that hundred which Shreyas Iyer scored, if he plays at No.4, then it will be Iyer, Rahul and Hardik at No.4, 5 and 6 respectively.

Sehwag states that Kishan should be picked because he’s a left-hander

Talking about KL Rahul, he recently skippered India to two wins against Australia in the recent ODI series.

This shows that Rahul has proven himself worthy to be placed in the playing XI after a long injury layoff.

Sehwag is also full of praise for KL Rahul and says that he is India’s first-choice wicket-keeper ahead of Kishan.

He has also talked about India’s bench strength and stated that Kishan should be picked ahead of Suryakumar Yadav because he’s a left-hander.

Now it depends on how India looks at this combination, whether they feel Hardik will certainly bowl 10 overs because that will give India an extra bowler. So, then Suryakumar cannot fit in there and even if there is a slot, then Ishan should be picked ahead because he is a left-hander.

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