The Indian team management has made a very smart move by slotting Suresh Raina ahead of Yuvraj Singh at no. 4 in the batting order.
In the past, whenever Yuvraj and Raina had been in the playing XI together, it was always the former who would bat at no. 4 and the latter would come in at 5 or 6.
But, now, the two of them are at different stages of their careers and while, Raina is close to his peak, Yuvraj is only half the player that he was as far as his batting is concerned.
He can clearly not hit those sixes with as much ease as he could.
So, it makes complete sense for Raina to be batting higher now as he can benefit the team more in comparison to Yuvraj.
However, Yuvraj’s presence in the XI is quite critical as he is an experienced player and not only can he score handy runs down the order, his bowling can also be utilized to great effect on the Indian tracks. Continue reading →