Former captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that Shreyas Iyer is a better option for fourth place in ODIs than Rishabh Pant and should get a permanent place in the Indian middle order.
Gavaskar told a website, 'From my point of view Rishabh Pant is better as Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a finisher in the fifth or sixth position because here he can show his natural game. He said, 'If Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma give India a good start and bat for 40-45 overs then Pant is fine at number four but if to bat for 30-35 overs then I think Shreyas Iyer should be fourth and Pant fifth.
Gavaskar praised Iyer
Gavaskar further praised Iyer, saying, "He took advantage of the opportunity." She landed at number five. He had plenty of overs and captain Virat Kohli was playing with him. Nothing could be better because the captain reduces the pressure on you. & # 39; He said, “The best place to learn cricket is the bowling end. This is what Shreyas Iyer was doing when Virat Kohli was batting.
Let me tell you that Delhi Capitals captain Iyer was in good form in the Indian Premier League but he did not get a place in the World Cup squad. Gavaskar, however, believes that this youngster should now get more opportunities in ODI cricket. Iyer, who made a place in the Indian team after a year, played a 68-ball 71 in the second ODI against the West Indies at the Port of Spain on Sunday and played a key role in India's 59-run win. Iyer is a contender to bat fourth in the Indian team but the team management is currently giving an opportunity to wicketkeeper batsman Pant at this position in the 50-over format.