We are still debating who will be India’s #4 batter. I’ve heard a few rumors that Virat might take that position. I would be a big supporter of that, de Villiers said on his Youtube channel AB de Villiers 360.
I think Virat is perfect for the number four role. He can put an innings together, play any role in the middle order.
I don’t know if he will want to do that. We know he likes the No. 3 position; he’s scored all his points there, but at the end of the day, if a team needs you to do something, play a certain role, you have to raise your hand and agree.
Seven of Virat’s 46 hundreds in ODIs have been made at No. 4. In 39 matches, he scored 1,767 runs at an average of 55.21 and a strike rate of 90.66. However, the last time he played at that number was more than three years ago, in an ODI against Australia in Mumbai.
Given that K.L. Rahul will miss a couple of matches in the Asia Cup and Ishan Kishan will play in the tri-series, there is a possibility of Kohli dropping to the 4th spot.
However, Rohit Sharma made it clear during the Asia Cup squad selection that Virat will play at number 3.
One thing I want in this team is for everyone to be ready to play at any position. That is one thing we have to keep in mind and that is very important for team India, not just in this format but in any format. Cricket is moving in a different direction. Nobody should say I am good at this position and that position, s