[caption id="attachment_726529" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Ravichandran-Ashwin-and-Gautam-Gambhir-AFP.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-726529" alt="Ravichandran Ashwin and Gautam Gambhir AFP" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Ravichandran-Ashwin-and-Gautam-Gambhir-AFP.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Ravichandran Ashwin and Gautam Gambhir AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gautam-gambhir/">Gautam Gambhir</a> has expressed his opinion on India's No. 4 position which has been a concern since very long. With the big World Cup in less than a year India is trying out various options that fit in the spot. So far India have tried Manish Pandey,<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/dinesh-karthik/"> Dinesh Karthik</a>, Ajinkya Rahane and now <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kl-rahul/">KL Rahul</a>. However, Gambhir feels <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-aashwin/">Ravichandran Ashwin </a> would be a perfect fit for the role. <p></p> <p></p> Probably back R Ashwin to play (the all-round role). Him, KL Rahul and<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mahendra-singh-dhoni/"> MS Dhoni</a> can play at various positions in the lower middle order, Gambir said to <em>cricbuzz.</em> <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin last played ODI in June 2017 while his spin partner Ravindra Jadeja played his last ODI in July the same year. Their spot has now been taken by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuzvendra-chahal/">Yuzvendra Chahal </a> and Kuldeep Yadav. However, with Ashwin and Jadeja India had the luxury of a deep batting line-up. <p></p> <p></p> Ashwin or Jadeja, give them the responsibility to bat at 4 and maybe KL can come at 5 and Virat can bat at 3. A person batting at No. 4 will be accumulated as well, it's not someone who's going to give you 60/70-ball hundred. If he ends up chipping in with 30,40 or 50 runs at a-run-a-ball, you've got the firepower with KL, Hardik and MS coming in as finishers. It gives you that 6th bowling option as well along with a proper quality attack, Gambhir added. <p></p> <p></p>Gambhir even talked about<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/krunal-pandya/"> Krunal Pandya </a> who has shown promising performances in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tags/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> in past years. He was even selected for the T20I series against England replacing Washington Sundar but did not get a place in the playing XI. Not a bad option too. Give him the opportunity to bat at No. 4 and see how many can he deliver. I am sure he could be a proper 6th bowler option in a wicket like Lord's or Nottingham where he can chip in with 5 or 6 overs. If someone has got a bad day, you've got the luxury of another left-arm spinner." <p></p> <p></p> If India are to experiment on something, they should try with six bowlers and see where it's going.<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/"> Virat Kohli</a> and Ravi Shastri keep talking about experimentation and I believe that's the best way if you want to experiment. I think we keep talking about individuals, batting positions but I think it's more to do with the combinations. If experimentation has to happen, it should be from the combination point of view, Gambhir concluded.