K L Rahul could be an option for India at No 4: Former Indian captain

Vastavam web: Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar feels trying out K L Rahul at No. 4 is an option India can explore in the World Cup since he has the technique and temperament to succeed in English conditions.

One of Indian cricket’s best chairmen of selectors, the ‘Colonel’ is confident that Virat Kohli’s men will have a smooth ride to the semi-finals and can take it from there on.

The number four position has been a bone of contention after Ambati Rayudu failed to make the cut despite being given an extended run in the run up to the tournament.

“We have a settled opening pair in Shikhar (Dhawan) and Rohit (Sharma). Virat Kohli is phenomenal at No 3. I feel that K L Rahul could be an option at No 4. He has the technique and can complement the top three well. I believe No 4 should be a specialist batsman,” Vengsarkar told an interaction.