Yashasvi Jaiswal is set to open and Shubman Gill will come down a spot to No. 3 that has been vacant after Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped. Rohit also said that the move comes after Gill himself requested coach Rahul Dravid for the middle order spot.
"For the batting positions, Gill will play at No. 3. He himself has said that, he had a chat with Rahul Dravid and said that he’s played his entire career at 3 and 4, and that he can perform better for the team at No. 3. And for us also it becomes better because we have a left-right opening combination. So that is what we’ll try to do and hopefully this will go for a long term. “We have wanted a left-hander for a long time and we’ve got one now and lets hope he performs well for the team and can really make his spot his own,” Rohit in the pre-match press conference in Dominica.