Former captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Sourav-Ganguly/news">Sourav Ganguly</a> has picked Test specialist <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/cheteshwar-pujara/news">Cheteshwar Pujara</a> for India s No. 4 spot at the World Cup. Ganguly, who led India to the final of the 2003 World Cup in South Africa, feels Pujara is the solution to India s No. 4 conundrum, however surprising it might sound. (<strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2019-sourav-ganguly-joins-delhi-capitals-as-advisor-815030">Sourav Ganguly joins Delhi Capitals as advisor</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"See, I am going to say something that might not sound believable to many viewers, and a lot of people might laugh at my suggestion," Ganguly told <em>India TV</em>. "But for me, Cheteshwar Pujara should be India's No. 4 in ODIs. (<strong>READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cheteshwar-pujara-deserved-to-be-in-a-plus-bracket-niranjan-shah-812682">Pujara deserved to be in A-plus bracket, says Niranjan Shah</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"His fielding might be a bit weak, but he is a very good batsman. I know people will be shocked by my claim, but if you want a quality batsman who is better than the options India has tried of late, I think Pujara is the best choice." <p></p> <p></p>Pujara has played five ODIs for India, scoring 51 runs, his last match dating back to 2014 in Dhaka against Bangladesh. Since, Pujara has evolved into a Test match specialist with his stocks really rising in the Test series against Australia, where he played a huge role in India claiming the series 2-1. Pujara led the way with 521 runs in four matches. <p></p> <p></p>India captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Virat-Kohli/news">Virat Kohli</a> backed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ambati-rayudu/news">Ambati Rayudu</a> for the No. 4 spot but the batsman s inconsistent scores once again seems to have left the spot open. Although Kohli insisted that he has India s World Cup Playing XI already decided, the likes of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shreyas-Iyer/news">Shreyas Iyer</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Hanuma-Vihari/news">Hanuma Vihari</a> have done remarkably well in the domestic circuit to stake a claim for the World Cup. What doesn t work for them though is lack of international matches. <p></p> <p></p>Pujara on the other hand, recently struck a 61-ball century his maiden T20I century for Saurashtra against Railways in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. And Ganguly feels that Pujara, like his former India teammate <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rahul-dravid/news">Rahul Dravid</a>, provides solidarity to the middle order, which promises to offer India stability. <p></p> <p></p>"Sometimes, you need solidity in one-day cricket, and Pujara provides you with that in ample measure," Ganguly said. "Especially when your top three batsmen are so capable and are scoring a mountain of runs."