Virender Sehwag makes a massive statement about India's World Cup squad

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ICC World Cup 2019 | India need to be flexible with the No. 4 slot, says Virender Sehwag

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05/18/2019

Virender Sehwag has said that the Indian team need to be flexible when it comes to the No. 4 slot in the batting ling-up for the upcoming World Cup. Sehwag also threw light on the importance of either one of the top three anchoring the innings throughout and playing a long innings.

India are one of the favourites going into the World Cup and have a formidable unit for the mega event. However, India have few loopholes in their armoury, with the most prominent one being their No. 4 batting slot. India have experimented with quite a few cricketers for the said position but failed to find a long-term solution. 

In an exclusive interview with TOI, Virender Sehwag opined that India need to be flexible with the No. 4 slot in the batting line-up.

“The team will decide according to the situation. In the initial games, Vijay Shankar may bat there. But the team will be flexible. If we are thinking of winning the Cup, we should not be obsessed with such those things. Anybody in the middle-order should be ready to bat between No. 4, 5 and 6. But one of Rohit, Shikhar and Virat has to bat for a longer duration. Someone should drop anchor from one end,” Sehwag said, reported TOI. 

On the 15-man squad for the World Cup Sehwag said, “Now that the team has been selected, we should back captain Virat Kohli and his boys. Let us all pray and wish well for the team. Unless we make mistakes, we will win. There is enough depth in the team.”

The conditions in England will be different than that in India and Sehwag feels that the Indian players have played enough cricket there. 

“I think our boys have played enough cricket in English conditions. They know their responsibilities. A champion team will not bother about batting first or second. The team should always start with a positive approach. There should not be any negativity,” Sehwag added.

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