Coach Ravi Shastri Mulls Sending Kohli at No. 4 in World Cup
India coach Ravi Shastri is mulling to send skipper Virat Kohli to bat at No. 4 to protect him in bowling-friendly conditions during the World Cup in England.
Shastri said Kohli at number four can make the batting unit more stronger.
"That's flexibility for you, and for big tournaments like the World Cup, you have to be flexible to see what's the best balance for the side. So we will decide that (accordingly in England),” said Shastri.
Ambati Rayudu showed his prowess with a match-winning 90 at the Hamilton ODI and Shastri said he can be an option at number three.
Shastri said Rayudu's innings eased his worries to an extent and his unorthodox style of batting can be an X factor for the team.
"... the one quality Rayudu has, he can be very unorthodox. With the way he bats, he can be an x-factor for us. He will play shots that are unconventional at times, but they can be very effective," he said. "The more he plays like this (like at Wellington), the more he will realise he can do that to the opposition."