5 best things that can happen to India in the limited-overs series in Australia and New Zealand
The long and gruelling tour Down Under is set to conclude after this three-match ODI series. India will look to continue their domination in this tour and would hope to remain unbeaten at the end of the tour whereas, Australia will have nothing to lose as they can only improve as a team from here on.
Things haven't been smooth for India either with the controversies surrounding the comments made by two prominent cricketers KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya in a reality show which garnered widespread criticisms from many quarters. As a result, they are said to be not considered for the series opener at least.
The team will be looking forward to putting behind all the things that are happening off the pitch and concentrate only on the 22 yards as the World Cup is fast approaching, and these are the last set of matches that India will play before the IPL which will conclude in mid-May.
With no more International matches scheduled for India after IPL and before the World Cup, this 13 ODI against Australia and New Zealand will be the last opportunity to make sure all the slots are filled.
Here are five best things that could happen to the Indian team out of this limited overs matches till March against Australia and New Zealand.
#5 Third front-line seamer is identified
As we all know the format of 2019 World Cup is such that each team plays every other team once in the league stages. So there is a chance of fatigue or there could injury concerns. In that case, the workload needs to be shared and the inclusion of Mohammed Shami seems to be justified at the moment.
This matches will provide a better indication to the selectors as to whom they will look into as their third front line seamer to support Bhuvi and Bumrah.