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Rinku Singh is the ideal batter to bat at number six, says Jacques Kallis

Fomer South Africa cricketer Jacques Kallis has reckoned Rinku Singh as the ideal player to bat at number six position for Team India in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

Kallis highlighted that the left-handed batter has showed maturity and played proper cricketing shots whenever required. He believes Rinku can be a solid option to provide finishes towards the business end of the innings.

“He’s a class act. You know, as we’ve seen over the last few months, what he’s done for India. Finishing games. It’s not just silly cricket. It’s a real good cricketing shots when it needs to be. He can attack when he needs to do that towards the back end of an innings,” Kallis told Star Sports.

“So you know the ideal batter to be batting at number six. Along with the rest, the team, that’s a formidable finishing to an innings. In case one doesn’t come off, you know, you’ve got a few others that can step up and do it. So for me, Rinku should be the number six and given a proper opportunity,” he added.

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Rinku Singh is climbing up the ladders

Rinku Singh caught the limelight after his impressive exploits with KKR in IPL 2023. Following which he earned his maiden call from the national team for the Ireland series. Since then, he has been grabbing the opportunities with both the hands.


The 26-year-old showed that he has all the skills required to succeed on the international arena. He has made a solid impact in his short career so far. In 10 T20Is, the flamboyant batter has smashed 180 runs at an average of 60 and a whopping strike-rate of 187.5.

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