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CWC 2019: Five areas of concern in the Indian squad

Ayuj Aryan
ANALYST
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3.40K   //    21 Apr 2019, 09:03 IST

#3 Batsmen's struggle against swing

Shikhar Dhawan and other players need to perform better against swing
Shikhar Dhawan and other players need to perform better against swing

When India last toured England, no player other than Virat Kohli looked comfortable against swing. In the 4th ODI between NZ and India, India was bundled out for 92 on a pitch, where the ball was swinging.

This clearly proves that there has been no relief for India's batsman against swing even now. In the overcast conditions of England, the ball generally tends to move, no matter what is the nature of the pitch. KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, and MS Dhoni particularly look helpless.

Therefore, Indian batsmen, especially the openers, will need to stay well prepared to tackle such conditions. This is because the onus of the batting will mainly rely on the top 3, and if they get out early like in the Champions Trophy Final in 2017, then India lose half of the match there only.

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