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KL Rahul is supported by R Ashwin, who also claims that Shreyas Iyer has been a reliable No. 4 batter


<p>The fact that KL Rahul will be batting at number five for India at the Asia Cup shouldn’t come as a surprise, according to Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin.</p>
<p>Ashwin has examined the India team for the Asia Cup, which will begin on August 30, on his YouTube channel.</p>
<p>In reference to the ‘crucial number four and five’ in India’s batting order, he said, “KL Rahul will come to Asia Cup with a small niggle.”<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-142354″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon-750×422.png” alt=”theindiaprint.com 18 atal residential schools to be approved by the up cabinet costing rs 1250 crore ashwin shreyas ap 1671965537982 1671965543780 1671965543780 11zon” width=”1479″ height=”832″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon-750×422.png 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon-1024×576.png 1024w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon-768×432.png 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon-1536×864.png 1536w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon-390×220.png 390w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon-150×84.png 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-18-atal-residential-schools-to-be-approved-by-the-up-cabinet-costing-rs-1250-crore-ashwin-shreyas-ap-1671965537982-1671965543780-1671965543780-11zon.png 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 1479px) 100vw, 1479px” title=”KL Rahul is supported by R Ashwin, who also claims that Shreyas Iyer has been a reliable No. 4 batter 3″></p>
<p>Rahul’s recovery from the thigh ailment for which he had surgery earlier this year was being discussed by Ashwin.</p>
<p>If Rahul doesn’t get fit, India, according to Ashwin, have a backup plan.</p>
<p>Sanju Samson has been chosen as a backup for him as an extra 18th member in case he is unable to become fit in time, according to Ashwin.</p>
<p>Questions have been raised over Rahul’s selection to the team for the continental tournament in Pakistan and Sri Lanka.</p>
<p>But according to Ashwin, the batsman has historically performed well for India, thus his inclusion in the team shouldn’t be questioned.</p>
<p>Ashwin said, “KL Rahul is a lock at number 5.”</p>
<p>He stated how Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni’s retirements had left India in serious need of a number five.</p>
<p>Rahul accepted the role and filled it.</p>
<p>“He is our batting and wicketkeeper. The number five slot is also a certainty if he is healthy and prepared, according to Ashwin.</p>
<p>He also discussed the hotly contested number four position and that Shreyas Iyer is a wise pick.</p>
<p>A highly reliable number 4 for India and one of the strongest players in the Indian squad against spin, according to Ashwin.</p>
<p>“One of the most hotly contested positions is No. 4. We place a great deal of importance on Shreyas Iyer. He is a highly reliable No. 4 for India and one of the top players in the Indian lineup against spin. Every time he batted at No. 4, he was essential to India’s triumph. There is no question as to who India’s No. 4 should be if he is fully fit to play, he said.</p>
<p>Ashwin also cautioned against arguing over the chosen players.</p>
<p>“…people must realize that we are discussing the Indian cricket squad. All of the athletes are representing Team India in the World Cup. Fans ought to be accepted. After the IPL is done, start anew and move on. Even after the IPL is over, fan battles do occur. Surya has the X-factor. “Selectors are skilled at what they do,” Ashwin added.</p>
<p>“You shouldn’t disparage the other players just because your favorite isn’t there. The selectors made an effort to choose a balanced team, he said.</p>
<p>India’s Asia Cup campaign will get off against Pakistan.</p>
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