After India winning the series in Australia and New Zeatalks, Virat Kohli’s team have of the favorites for the World Cup. The ODI series loss to Australia is evidence that such talk should be made on how India needs to address certain issues before the showpiece event begins at the end of May.
India has been missing the solid platform a strong opening partnership. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s 193 runs stand in the fourth ODI against Australia, was averaging less than 40 in 2019. Dhawan especially has been in poor form. Between the Asia Cup and his century in the fourth ODI, he scored 377 runs in 16 innings at an average of 25.13. The middle order is brittle. The dependence on Kohli is too huge.
Between now and the beginning of the World Cup in England, India’s first-team players will preoccupy themselves with playing in the Indian Premier League. A-long Twenty20 tournament is the worst way to get ready for a World Cup. There is likely to be fatigue and burnout; there is the chance of players turning up undercooked to play in foreign conditions. A fair amount of work needs to be done. With India playing no more ODIs before the World Cup,