He has obviously had psychosomatic issues with opening the bat. So why not play him at number 3 and see what happens? It's not like we have an immovable number 3 batsman or something! Get some other patsy to open FGS!!!
"O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes, that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant." (49:13)