Not Suryakumar Yadav, Mohammad Kaif Names The Perfect Batter At Number 4,5 For ODI World Cup

Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif has picked his perfect candidate for the middle order in the upcoming 2023 World Cup. Kaif believes that if given the opportunity, Samson could create a huge impact in the batting lineup and could play at number four or five in the upcoming ODI World Cup.

The Indian cricket team is facing uncertainty regarding their middle-order composition for the upcoming ICC event due to several injury concerns. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have been sidelined for a definite time and Rishabh Pant has been also confirmed to miss the upcoming ODI World Cup.

In the absence of players like KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, Indian Cricket Management has given a lot of chances to Suryakumar Yadav in the middle-order but he has failed on numerous occasions. Kaif feels that Sanju Samson is one such player who can play in the middle-order for India.

Kaif said,”I am massively impressed by Samson. He played an impactful knock, whether at four or five, he has done it in the past,” the former cricketer was quoted as saying by PTI during the launch of Amrit Mathur’s book ‘Pitchside’ on Wednesday, August 2.”

The former batter is also disappointed for sending Ishan Kishan and Axar Patel in the middle-order.

Kaif said,”Sending Kishan or Axar Patel in the middle-order is not a great idea. You need someone who can play left-arm spin, leg spin and Samson can do that. His knock in the third ODI came under pressure and he is ready for the World Cup.”

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