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Anil Kumble identifies player that can solve India's No 4 spot dilemma

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 December 2019, 15:13 IST
Anil Kumble

Former Indian head coach Anil Kumble has a fancy for Shreyas Iyer to bat at the pivotal no.4 slot in the forthcoming three match ODI series against the Windies, which according to him, is going to be challenging for the Indian bowling attack.

Giving his point of view on the upcoming ODI series against the Caribbean said, starting Sunday, the 49-year-old stated that India’s bowling unit will have to be in all its splendor to conquer the West Indies batting line-up.

"With Shikhar (Dhawan) not being there it again gives KL Rahul chance to open the batting. We have seen Shreyas Iyer's quality and he has grown in stature, so I would like him to be at number four," he told 'Star Sports'.

The visiting team lost the T20I series of the tour, going 1-2 to the Indian side. The three match ODI series will take place in Chennai.

"I'd like to see the bowling come through because against West Indies it 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.

Anil Kumble has featured in 132 Test and 271 ODIs for the men in blue.

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First published: 13 December 2019, 15:11 IST