Eyes of everyone is focussed on 2019 World Cup which will begin on May 30, 18 days after the IPL-12 final.
12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is just a few days away and the final 15 for the World Cup might almost be in place but there is still one spot up for grabs in the playing XI — the No. 4 position.
Sourav Ganguly, who joined IPL franchise Delhi Capitals as an advisor this season, believes the No. 4 spot could be decided on the basis on IPL form.
“There are lots of choices for the No. 4 position. I have been calling for (Cheteshwar) Pujara because he is in very good form and batting well. I have seen Rahul Dravid playing successfully in the ODI format at No. 4 and 5. Dravid was given a role. If you have an option of a batsman in form and scoring runs, then Pujara can be a good option. Along with him, Rishabh Pant is also a good option for the position as well as Ambati Rayudu,” Ganguly told the media in New Delhi on Tuesday (March 19).
“When I look at it I think Virat Kohli already knows who is his No. 4 batsman. However, the form of batsmen in the IPL could clinch the No. 4 spot for them,” the former India captain added.