It can be a surprising move because Kohli is the best No. 3 batsman at the moment. However coach Ravi Shastri revealed that they might tweak Kohli’s batting position. This is because the team doesn’t want to lose their best batsman early in a World Cup game.
Meanwhile Kohli has previously batted at No. 4 and averages 58.13. If Kohli plays at that spot, India might play KL Rahul at No. 3, who recently got his touch back. Moreover Kohli can strengthen India’s innings towards the end.
This has been a part where India has struggle more often than not. As a result allowing Kohli to bat at No. 4 will allow an extra opener and will give the team a more dynamic and flexible look.