5 Talking Points From India’s ODI Defeat In England

Talking Points From India’s ODI Defeat In England
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The much talked about One Day International (ODI) series between India and England ended with the home side winning it by a margin of 2-1. So, here is a look at 5 talking points from India’s ODI defeat in England.

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1. Indian Batsmen Still Vulnerable in Testing Conditions
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India might have improved over the years however, their batsmen were found wanting on more than one occasion and therefore, it is just fair to say that the Indian batting line is still vulnerable against in testing conditions and on wickets that offer swing and bounce to bowlers.

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2. Dhoni No Longer a Force to Reckon With
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Dhoni to his credit is one of the best finishers the format has ever seen. Nevertheless, the past few months he has most definitely failed to deliver of numerous occasions and given the circumstances it is just obvious that he is no longer a force to reckon with as far as his finishing abilities are concerned.

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3. Can India Do it Without Kohli?
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India seem to rely heavily on their captain Virat Kohli particularly, when it comes to chasing down big totals. The series then once again provided evidence of the fact that India despite possessing a strong batting line are likely to struggle without Kohli and need him to deliver when the score board pressure is on.

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4. England Deserve the Number One ODI Team Tag
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Following the series victory, England now have ticked all the boxes to claim that they are the number one ODI team in the world. There are frankly no ifs and buts involved and the English boys without a shadow of doubt deserve the “Best side” tag.

5. England favorites for the Next World Cup?
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England for sure, are the favorites for the next world cup that they will play in home conditions. Nevertheless, the English boys somehow have this habit of losing the momentum towards the end of a big tournament and therefore, it is yet to be seen whether they choke again or not.

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