#4 Lack of consistency from openers
If one checked the stats of India's batsmen from recent past, it will be clear that most runs have come from the bat of openers and Virat Kohli. While Kohli has been at his best as always, openers failed miserably except for one big partnership they stitched in the fourth ODI.
This left a big weight on the shoulders of middle order batsmen. Funny fact is that Rohit and Dhawan still ended the series with second and third most runs for India. Dhawan’s 149 in fourth ODI and couple of fifties from Rohit ensured the same. What India missed a lot is a good partnership at the top in every game which could have resulted in a better outcome.
India would be hoping to see their openers get back to rich form with the help of IPL time before they step into the all important World Cup.Published 17 Mar 2019, 02:00 IST