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VVS Laxman makes few suggestions for team India ahead of West Indies clash

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 3 August 2019, 15:21 IST

After a dismaying exit from the ICC World Cup 2019, team India is all set to play the three match T20I series against the West Indies. The opening match of the T20I is scheduled to be played this evening at Lauderhill, Florida. Even as the core of the Indian batting unit has been retained, the bowling unit looks a bit inexperience.

As the series is on the verge commencement, former India opener VVS Laxman has put forward few of his suggestions for skipper Virat Kohli. He reckons that Shikhar Dhawan’s return form injury is likely to boost India’s batting order and add quality to it.

VVS Laxman is eagerly waiting to watch KL Rahul bat at the number four spot, which will see Virat Kohli slotted at number three. Furthermore, VVS Laxman is keen to watch Rishabh Pant’s approach, since the youngster would now be a reguler for Indian team.

“The return of Shikhar Dhawan from injury restores quality and firepower to the batting, which looks both settled and strong. I would love to see KL Rahul get a chance to extend his good form of the World Cup and bat at No. 4, and watch with keen interest how Rishabh Pant goes, now that he is a certainty across formats,” Laxman wrote in his column for The Times of India (TOI).

Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer were also included in the team following their decent performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and for India A. Nonetheless, as per VVS Laxman, the duo needs to wait longer in order to break into the eleven.

“Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer have broken open the doors to selection with a string of top performances, but unfortunate as it might seem, I feel they will still have to bide their time because I would prefer the extra bowling option for Virat to fall back on,” Laxman added.

First published: 3 August 2019, 15:21 IST