Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
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The simple tactic behind Australia's landmark ODI series win

The simple tactic behind Australia's landmark ODI series win

"Well done Australia for winning the series", his post read. "Given a window where guys can afford to rest, they will take that opportunity, I can guarantee that", Kohli said.

He expected every player travelling with the team to England to do well, and there are no excuses for their performances in the ODI series against Australia. "Being down 2-0 it would have been easy to roll over".

"India got the better of us in Australia, although it was so tight, then we were able to get the better of India out here".

"To end a really, really, really tough summer against a very good Indian side and have won eight games, drawn one and one no result - it's a pretty good achievement".

To express solidarity with the Indian soldiers killed in the February 14 attack, Indian cricketers wore camouflaged army caps during the third ODI against Australia - which they lost owing to a thrashing performance again by Usman Khawaja. Rohit Sharma's 53-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli (20) briefly calmed nerves in the Indian dressing room before their top-order caved in spectacularly.


Coach Justin Langer said he was "incredibly proud" of a team who also swept the two-match Twenty20 series.

With the 50-over World Cup coming up in a a couple of months, Katich asserted that the Australians will have plenty of options whey they get down to the task of selecting the squad for the marquee tournament. Pacemen Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson and Marcus Stoinis also claimed two each.

"Never underestimate the importance of MSD - experience in the middle order is so important", Clarke, a World Cup-winning captain, wrote on his twitter handle about the seasoned player who has also led his country to two World Cup triumphs.

"Australia have not been playing great ODI cricket for the past 12 months, so I think what they showed here in India is a lot of spirit and determination", he added.

After Australia's fantastic series win against India, cricket pundits are urging selectors to keep the Australian team intact for the World Cup.

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