[caption id="attachment_809397" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-809397" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/virat-kohli.jpg" alt="virat kohli" width="628" height="355" /> Virat Kohli (IANS Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/">Virat Kohli</a> has said that he isn't averse to the idea of changing his batting spot from the usual No. 3 depending on what the team demands from him. <strong>(READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2019-1st-odi-ipl-will-have-no-bearing-on-2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-selection-says-virat-kohli-809371">IPL will have no bearing on WC selection - Kohli</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>There have been speculations over Kohli dropping down to the No. 4 since India coach <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravi-shastri/">Ravi Shastri</a> had hinted the team might do that at the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> in England in order to bring more balance to the batting line-up. <strong>(READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/india-vs-australia-2019-india-head-into-last-lap-of-pre-world-cup-odis-with-issues-to-settle-809308">The key issues for India in last lap of ODIs</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>"If that's the requirement of the team at a particular stage in the game or before a particular game, I am more than happy to do it," Kohli said on Friday in Hyderabad ahead of the series opening first ODI against Australia. <p></p> <p></p>Saying his batting template won't change much if he switches batting spots, Kohli said, "I have batted a lot of time at No. 4 and so I don t necessarily need to try it out because I have done that a lot in the past. My game doesn't change much from No. 3 to No. 4 because the template is quite similar and in any given situation I back myself to play the game that I know. If a team wants it at any stage, I'm more than happy to do it." <p></p> <p></p>India will face Australia in their final international assignment ahead of the World Cup later this year and are targeting to fine-tune few chinks to settle on a squad that they will take to England. <p></p> <p></p>With KL Rahul returning to form in the recently concluded two-match T20I series, Kohli said it's a good proposition for India as the top-order batsman is capable of consistently scoring big runs at a quick pace. <p></p> <p></p>"It augurs really well. KL, when he plays well, is operating at a different level I feel. We have seen him do that in the IPL last year and in patches over the last season we played as a team. It's very difficult to find a consistent player, who can play good cricketing shots and still win you games at a strike-rate of over 140 or 150. He has all the shots and has a solid game as well," Kohli said. <p></p> <p></p>He added, "It will be interesting to see what happens in the final World Cup squad. Definitely, he has made a strong case for himself. It's good he's in great nick and hopefully he can carry it forward."