India’s batting unit failed to put a good total on the board in the first matches of the ongoing T20I series against England. Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has suggested some changes in the batting order. Ganguly said in an interview to India Today that he wants MS Dhoni to bat up the order in T20Is as it would allow him to bat more freely.
“I think Manish Pandey should bat at No.3 and Raina can probably come down at No.6 and depending on a number of overs played. MS Dhoni should go up the order.”
Ganguly, who is the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), suggested that Manish Pandey should bat at number 3 and Suresh Raina at number 6. He also added that Dhoni must go up the order.
“I think India needs a change in the batting order, to be honest in the final game going into Bangalore. I think Manish Pandey should bat at No.3 and Raina can probably come down at No.6 and depending on a number of overs played. MS Dhoni should go up the order. I have been saying this for a long time maybe 4-5 years now that in T20s Dhoni should be batting much higher and playing more freely. But the team management has got to decide this and take a call,” Sourav Ganguly said.
“I don’t believe in this word finisher and we keep hearing about it. You bat 20 overs and you finish. If you are set then you can be a better finisher than when you come in at the 17th or 18th over without a ball next to your name. So I think the word finisher is just overrated in cricket and I think it is the time that hopefully the team management takes this up and try and give our best players the maximum number of deliveries,” Dada added.