Hindustan Times – After the series loss against Australia, captain Virat Kohli did not want to hand out excuses but instead focus on what could be changed.


  • He also said that there was no panic in the dressing room and that India’s World Cup plans are perfectly on track.
  • We take a look at three major talking points from the series loss and how it could have an impact on India’s World Cup ambitions:Dependence on the top orderIndia’s prolific run in limited overs cricket was primarily because of their top order – which has been their engine room over the last 15-20 months.
  • However, in New Zealand and then against Australia at home, India struggled every time the top order failed to click and the middle order was just not able to step up and be counted.
  • The question occupied all the headlines before this series, this question has popped up in the many series before this year too, and yet, after trying out as many as six to seven players in the role, there is little clarity on who will walk out in England against South Africa for India’s first game at the World Cup.
  • But other than that, the XI we want to play, we are pretty clear about it,” Kohli said after the series loss and this could well be this middle order spot even he is worried about.

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