On Wednesday, Indian team head coach Ravi Shastri had stated that if the conditions allowed it, he would push Virat Kohli a position down to bat at number 4 instead of 4. And cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar seems to agree with Shastri.
Gavaskar said that if the conditions were conducive to swing during the 2019 World Cup which kick-starts from May 30 in England, then Kohli should better be pushed down at number 4. He said, “In (swinging) situations, an important player like Virat Kohli needs protection. He can come in at No. 4. Maybe the ball may not move that much when the No. 4 batsman walks out to the middle. Such moves can be beneficial to the team.”
“Yes, according to the conditions, flexibility is needed. If not, Virat Kohli is suited to batting at No. 3. In conditions that are conducive to swing bowling, India can afford to play Virat at No. 4.”