Shubman Gill will bat at the No. 3 position in the upcoming Test series against the West Indies.
Team India is making bold decisions in personnel selection as they enter the third cycle of the World Test Championship.
Cheteshwar Pujara is not included in the squad, while newcomers like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Mukesh Kumar, and Yashasvi Jaiswal have been included.
Gill expressed his preference for the No. 3 position to coach Rahul Dravid, believing he can contribute better in that position.
The move will create a left-right opening combination, which the team has been eager for.
Concerns arise over demoting an established opener like Gill to accommodate a left-handed opening batter.
Gill's impressive form may be disrupted by the sudden shift in position.
Reintegrating Gill into the opening position could prove challenging if the switch to No. 3 fails.
The move may not be a long-term solution, as players like Pujara and Vihari could make comebacks, and other talented players are available.
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