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India vs Australia 2019: 5 reasons why India could win the series  

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12 Mar 2019, 16:08 IST

#4 Virat Kohli’s sublime form

Kohli as always in a sublime form
Kohli as always in a sublime form

Captain Kohli is in sublime form in this series having scored 2 centuries. He is the leading run-scorer in the series with an aggregate of 290 runs at an average of 72.50. The only time he failed in the series was in the fourth ODI when the openers came good. Now that the Law of Averages has by now caught up with Kohli at Mohali, one could expect yet another decisive innings in the series decider.

Kohli would, of course, miss Dhoni the batsman. But batsmen like Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav have played their supporting roles to perfection in the series. Rishabh Pant could contribute if he succeeds to maintain a balance between caution and aggression in his batting approach.

The moment Indian batting clicks,  everything falls in place and the team certainly looks a much better unit. The batting might should cover up the inadequacies of bowling.

With both the captains likely to opt to chase, it could boil down to the batting strengths of both the teams. In that context, the comparative current form of the top 3 from either side should tilt the outcome in India’s favour.

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