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Iyer should bat at No.4, says Kumble
Former India captain and coach Anil Kumble wants Shreyas Iyer to bat at the crucial No.4 position in the upcoming One-Day International series against the West Indies.
“With Shikhar (Dhawan) not being there, it again gives KL Rahul the chance to open the batting. We have seen Iyer’s quality. He has grown in stature, so I would like him to be at number four,” he told Star Sports. The West Indies lost the Twenty20 International leg of the tour, going 1-2 to the host. The three-match ODI series will start in Chennai on Sunday.
Giving his views on the ODI series, Kumble said India’s bowling attack will have to be at its best to get the better of a powerful West Indies batting line-up.
“I’d like to see the bowling come through because playing against West Indies would be a challenge. They’re all powerful hitters. The surfaces are going to be good and so, you would want the bowling to come good,” added Kumble, who has 619 Test and 337 ODI wickets for India.