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Virat Kohli should bat at No. 3 at World Cup: Mohinder Amarnath

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Kolkata, Feb 7: India's 1983 World Cup hero Mohinder Amarnath feels that Indians shouldn't shuffle too much with Virat Kohli's batting order and sticking with his No 3 position in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup, starting February 14.

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"A man in-form should bat in higher order. Virat is in form now. He is aggressive and ready to take the challenge. He should bat at number three position," Amarnath said.

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Commenting on India's chances of winning the World Cup this time, Amarnath said, "For a champion team, it is always a tough job to retain the title. But important thing is have faith on your performance." About fitness problems in Indian team, Amarnath said,

"It is definitely better to go with a fully-fit team than a half fit side. Players, who are not fit should be sent back. I hope all the players in the Indian team get fully fit by the time the tournament starts."

The former chief selector said that it is hard to predict the semi-final line-up.

"It is very difficult to predict. Any team can beat any team in the World Cup. He also agreed that Australia, South Africa, India have a good chance while New Zealand will be the dark horse."

Amarnath mentioned that for India key thing would be where and whom you play. He said,"India's bowling strength is in spin bowling. Moreover two new balls would be used in an innings and ball would remain hard. I feel Amit Mishra should have been there in the squad."


Story first published: Saturday, February 7, 2015, 22:16 [IST]
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