Published: Sun, March 17, 2019
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No confusion just need to discuss about one slot: Kohli

No confusion just need to discuss about one slot: Kohli

India surrendered a 2-0 lead in the recently concluded 5-match series as the Australians made a superb recovery by winning three consecutive matches to claim the series. With the 383 runs scored in the five matches he now has 966 runs with two hundreds, his average has leapt to 42 and his strike rate then just over 70 is now 83.

Cummins proved a nightmare for India's openers during the series, regularly striking with the new ball.

"It is a very god result, given how tough a summer it has been".

"We've given the responsibility to the player to be smart, to inform the management of the franchise and be in touch with Patrick (Farhart), our physio".

He has passed 50 just once in his last 12 one-day innings. We've still got another five one-dayers to come against Pakistan, who are also a decent side. "They beat us in Australia, so to return from those first couple of misfortunes and win three out of a column to win the series is an extraordinary inclination".

If Finch can rediscover some semblance of form in the upcoming five-match series in the UAE against Pakistan - Australia's last competitive hitout before the World Cup - he will take a great deal of confidence to England knowing his batting can back up what Ponting says is an impressive tactical nous.

"Because we know the things that we were wanting to do in these last three games, purely because now it's only the World Cup after this".


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"Aaron Finch remains under pressure but he's doing such a handsome job as captain uniting a team of so many fractured parts, that it would be folly to get rid of him at this stage", Craddock told Fox Sports News.

"Although he's recently gone through a real tough time, if he can get through the other side of that before the World Cup, it could be - as hard as it sounds on him - it nearly could be flawless timing". Moreover, this was India's first ODI series defeat under the leadership of Virat Kohli at home. While players of other countries have confirmed they will leave the tournament early to prepare for the World Cup, the Indian players do not enjoy the same luxury due to obvious reasons. "Nobody is really looking too far ahead". It's nice to get runs but it always hurts when you don't win", he said."From a personal point of view it's huge. With no more assignments before the World Cup, India will have to take a big gamble.

Finch has had a miserable time with the bat of late.

India became the second team to win 500-plus ODIs after Australia when they defeated Australia by eight runs at Nagpur in the second ODI.

"There's obviously a few guys to come back as well".

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