Gautam Gambhir Warns Rohit and Rahul: Suryakumar Emerging as a Challenge

Cricket stalwart Gautam Gambhir has remarked that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will face a challenge from Suryakumar Yadav in the upcoming World Cup. Suryakumar, after a wait of 590 days, finally played an impressive ODI half-century against Australia in Mohali during the initial match of the series. This significant inning not only signaled a resurgence for the talented batsman but also raised a pertinent question: does this individual performance guarantee him a spot in India’s starting eleven for the upcoming World Cup?

Gautam Gambhir believes that it’s a possibility, but it also serves as a warning for captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid. Gambhir suggests that if Suryakumar Yadav is part of your playing eleven, he should bat at positions 6 or 7, given his explosive finishing abilities in One Day Internationals. However, the significant question remains: who will be the batsman at number 5?

While Ravindra Jadeja could potentially bat at number 5, Hardik Pandya at 6, and Suryakumar as the finisher, this strategy is not without risks and complexities, as per Gambhir. He suggests that it would be a significant gamble to decide whether you want Jadeja at number 5 and Suryakumar at number 7, given the form Suryakumar is in for ODIs. This would come with substantial responsibilities for the top four positions in the batting lineup.

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