Shastri opines on India’s Number 4 batsman: Indian coach was vocal about the much-discussed No. 4 position for the World Cup.
While the Indian players are coming on the back of a grueling season of the Indian Premier League, Head Coach Ravi Shastri has witnessed the cash-rich league as a viewer. Not associated with any IPL team, Shastri now finds himself in the midst of attention with the looming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In a recent interview with CricketNext, Shastri sounded confident about the Indian team for the World Cup. In the conversation, Shastri highlighted the presence of able replacements for every player in the squad.
“I think we have got all bases covered. Last thing you want is passengers on the tour. You want to have in those 15 players who can play anytime, at any given time. If there is a major injury to a fast bowler, there will be a replacement almost straight away,” Shastri was quoted as saying.
Being asked about the preparations for the tournament, Shastri highlighted that it is the four-year gap which prepares team for such a tournament.
“In these big tournaments, you go with the flow, you react spontaneously to different situations and the four years that have gone in between the World Cup, that’s what prepares teams,” Shastri said.
Shastri opines on India’s Number 4 batsman
Who will bat at No. 4 for India during the World Cup is the most trending question which deserves an answer at this point in time. Being asked about the same, Shastri didn’t name one particular player but disclosed the plan.
“We are a flexible team. It’s horses for courses, we have got enough ammunition. We have got enough players who can bat at 4. So, I am not really worried about that,” Shastri added.
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