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Rayudu - The Fall Guy

DNMUM433283 | 3/12/2019 | Author : G Krishnan | WC :725

As Dhawan enjoys long rope, middle-order batsman under constant pressure to perform

Mumbai: Until the start of the fourth ODI in Mohali on Sunday, India opener Shikhar Dhawan went 17 ODI innings without a three-figure knock. In the current series against Australia, the Delhi left-hander had scores of 0, 21 and 1 in Hyderabad, Nagpur and Ranchi.
In the same matches of the on-going series against Aaron Finch’s men, Ambati Rayudu, who is best suited for the No. 4 slot, notched up scores of 13, 18 and 2.
While captain Virat Kohli gives his Delhi teammate Dhawan, who averages 24.5 in the last 17 games before the Mohali ODI, one more chance, he drops the non-performing Rayudu to accommodate KL Rahul while himself pushing down from his customary No. 3 to No. 4.
Dhawan may have used the fine batting conditions to post
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