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Virat sacrificing his No. 3 spot worth it?

Jan 14, 2020 19:06 IST

With 9509 ODI runs at an average of over 63 batting at his preferred number 3 position, there isn't a more devastating batsman in the world at present than Virat Kohli. But to solve the problem of plenty in the top order, Virat has often dropped himself to the 4th spot. Though Kohli has a good record batting at number 4 as well but he has been India's backbone ever since the Delhi lad established himself as a regular one down batsman. His experiment of sacrificing his favourite batting position has also backfired in recent times. Kohli has scored just 62 runs batting at number 4 in last 7 innings at a below-par average of just over 10. His experiment to bat at number 4 in the 1st ODI vs Australia on Tuesday also didn't work as Kohli was dismissed for just 16.