ICC CWC 2019: Ravi Shastri opens up about No 4 option in World Cup

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Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has cleared the air about the No 4 batting position during the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 which starts later this month from May 30. According to Shastri, the team management will be flexible with the batting order depending upon the conditions. In an interview to Cricketnext, Shastri said, “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.”
He further added, “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 reckons Australia and West Indies will be the teams to watch out for at the showpiece event.
“When they (West Indies) were in India I said we might have beaten them but we had a tough series and they played some excellent cricket. And I said that at the given time, there was no (Chris) Gayle, there was no (Andre) Russell in that side,” Shastri said.
“I said watch out for this side, they have serious talent and I was very happy about that. Because you have played in the glory days of West Indies against some of the best players to have played the game and then the country has gone through some real debacles.”

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