The Indian Cricket team has played some great Cricket in the past few week, from the 5th ODI to be precise and there has been no turning back since then. Winning 4 matches consecutively and leveling the tour at 4-4 isn’t a joke. And the T20 series was the prefect way to end the tour on a high. Everything clicked in the T20 series, the batting was in form, the middle order worked and most importantly the bowlers did the job and that’s the reason why India whitewashed Australia in their own backyard in 140 years – now that’s an Achievement,and Dhoni be like a Boss !
There has been a lot of positives from the Australian tour. And these positives will definitely impact the team’s performance in the upcoming series against the Sri Lankans and then during the World Cup.
Let’s see what have been the positives from the Cricket match series.
- The top order looks settled now. The number 1,2,3 are in great form and the team can rely on them. There has been a lot of experiment up the order due to which the team didn’t perform well earlier, but this opening pair of Dhawan and Sharma is perfect followed by the man in form Virat Kohli.
- The middle order didn’t get much chances to prove this tour except today’s match which required the likes of Raina and Yuvraj to fire and they Did ! Everyone would have thought that today’s match was gone, but it was the picture abhi baaki hai mere dost moment when Yuvi decide something else and eventually helped Indian white wash the Aussies in their own backyard! Dhoni himself isn’t in great touch but he gives that crucial boost that is required to lift the team.
- The spin duo of Jadeja and Ashwin look good as always but the biggest concern is the pitches. As Harsha Bhogle rightly said that Indian spinners are difficult to play if they get slightest of help from the pitch. But fortunately since the T20 World Cup is in India, chances are high that these guys will perform well.
- Moving on the fast bowling, there has always been talks around the seam bowling, and they have been answered to an extend in the T20 series. The young Bumrah and Pandya look pretty good and Bumrah specially in the death overs. However Pandya along with Yadav need to work on consistency and Yadav especially since he’s more like Shaun Tait for India. With Bhuvi and Shammi most likely available for the T20 World Cup, the seam bowling looks sorted.
So there has been a lot of positives to be taken from the Australian tour. This will have a huge impact on the team during the upcoming tour against Sri Lanka followed by the T20 World Cup. With everything looking perfect, there’s no stopping Dhoni and Men to lift the T20 World Cup for the 2nd time !