Discussing with former cricketers Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting on a panel discussion, Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar gave his thoughts on who could bat at no.4 for India after the 1st Test. It is very well known that skipper Virat Kohli will be taking a paternal leave after the first test in Adeialde. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will be stepping in his shoes as the captain, but it is still not clear as to who could bat at no.4 in place of the 32 year old.
“It looks to me it could be KL Rahul. Or no, actually I think Rahane will go at No.4 once Virat goes away,” said Gavaskar.
Gavaskar also gave his thoughts on who could bat at no.5 if Rahane moves up the order.
“Then you might have Rahul bat at No.5 or Shubman Gill.”