Originally Posted by shuziburo
I don't know. However, Riyad has shown quite a few times when early wickets fell that he has the capability to bat top of the order. Maybe he will agree now.
Suja Vai, in his interview Jimi Siddons said that several times he has offered Riyad to bat up the order. But Riyad has refused.
Few days ago I asked same question to Ian Point. Ian also admitted the issue and said that during his time Riyad was reluctant to bat up as he felt inconfident.
Another thing is very simple. We are craving for a #3 batsman for last 4-5 years. If Riyad have enough confident he should raise voice that I want to solve the problem. I am sure none of the selectors will mind. Rather as days are passing his batting position is going down. He don't have enough courage that's the problem.