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No.4 position flexible says Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri in an interview said that apart from the top three, all other positions in the Indian team are flexible. This statement comes days after India announced their World Cup squad and picked Vijay Shankar over Ambati Rayudu which caused a lot of debate.

“Total flexibility (on No.4 position) depending on conditions, opposition. I would say the top three… but after that you can be very flexible,” Indian coach said.

However, Shastri refrained from commenting on the selection of the squad.

“I don’t get involved in selection. If we have any opinion, we let the captain known,” the coach said.

“When you only have 15 to pick, there is bound to be someone or the other who misses out, which is very unfortunate. I would have preferred 16 players. We had mentioned to the ICC that in a tournament that long, 16 players makes sense. But the diktat was 15,” he added.

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