While Suryakumar is the world’s number one T20 batsman and is enjoying his fine form in the shorter format of the game, Ishaan scored his ODI double century in Bangladesh ahead of the Sri Lanka series.
Asked if Ishaan could be asked to bat in the middle order, Rathour said, “At the moment, he is being picked as an opener but as a batting unit we are very flexible and if someone like Ishaan can be called in the middle order.” If we need to try, we will have to do so. Although at this time he is being seen only as an opener.
Talking about Suryakumar, Rathour said, “He’s got great potential, he’s been in good form, it’s been great to have him in the reserves and hopefully when the time comes, he’ll take that responsibility and do well for the team.” Will do It is great to have such a great player in the team.
Regarding the ODI World Cup to be held this year, the batting coach said, “20 matches are enough to decide the core group of players.” He said, ‘I think 20 matches is enough to sort out the core group that we want. As a team management, we understand which players we have to pick. If there is clarity about it then I think 20 matches are enough to work on these certain things.
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