”Identifying middle order players who can contribute in the middle order has been an issue facing India since the World Cup in 2015” : Raina

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Modified Feb 15, 2022 5:53 PM IST

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As a former middle-order batter, Suresh Raina shared his thoughts on the subject, urging not one but five cricketers to be involved in finding a solution.


”It has been a problem since 2015 or 2017-18. It will be necessary to identify players who can play well in the middle order. “Players ought to have the chance to play in situations where they must finish for their team. Pant has the ability to fulfill that role. Another such player is Shreyas Iyer. Suryakumar Yadav as well. It is important for selectors and coaches to show that trust at some point. They will certainly do so. Shubman Gill is one of those players who can perform well in the middle order, as well as these four-five players. Meanwhile, Rinku Singh plays well in domestic cricket for UP, ” stated Raina.


”Playing to the situation is the middle-order challenge. The field has been opened, and two new balls have been thrown. In the middle are dot balls. As the striker, you will need to rotate the strike and trust the partner, as well as select the bowler to attack and determine which over to attack. As we say in cricket, the understanding between strikers and non-strikers has to improve. For a middle-order batsman to succeed, these three-four things are crucial,” he concluded.