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India vs New Zealand 2017: 5 areas India need to improve on

These were the areas of concern for India and the hosts should rectify them.

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Top 5 / Top 10 23 Oct 2017, 18:00 IST
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In what can be termed as an upset, the Indian team was stunned by a spirited New Zealand side in Mumbai. Despite Kohli being at his prolific best, the hosts came second in the first ODI.

There were a few grey areas which need to be resolved if India harbour any ambitions to stage a comeback in the second ODI in Pune.

Here in this article, we take a look at 5 possible tweaks the team could make in their approach come the second and third ODIs.

#5 Looking for wickets during the middle overs

Kuldeep Yadav
Kohli has Kudeep and Chahal to pick up wickets

After a bright start with the ball during the New Zealand innings, India allowed Ross Taylor and Tom Latham to settle down and stitch a partnership which eventually took the game away from the Indians.

This is where Kohli needs to step up and look for wickets and not allow the game to meander out of control. He has to mix and match his bowlers and set more proactive fields to exert pressure on the Kiwis who have found out a way to manage and manoeuvre the tried and tested set-plans.

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