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India v Australia: Positives for Team India from 5 match ODI series

Team India not only beat Australia by 4-1 in 5 match ODI series but also regained the no.1 spot in ICC ODI Team Rankings.  Apart from this there are quite few positives for the team India. The team is looking unbeatable the kind of bowling and batting men in blue posses. Batting is always a strong point for team India but this time they have strong bowling lineup also.

All rounder hunt over? Hardik Pandya has won the player of the series award and proved his skipper words correct as during the series skipper Kohli quoted Pandya as ‘Great Asset’ for  the team. He improved as a better bowler in this series and provided breakthrough to his captain as and when required

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
H  Pandya 5 4 0 222 83 55.5 0 2


  Wkts Runs Match Overs Eco
H Pandya 6 188 5 31 6.06


Deadly Spin Duo: The new emerging spin duos Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal having healthy competition in between them as both bowled really well in whole series. Kuldeep Yadav also went on to pick hat-trick in one of the match and ended the series with 7 wickets from his 4 matches. While Yuzvendra Chahal also picked 6 wickets in 4 matches with and 5.21 economy rate.

  Match Wkts Runs Overs Eco
K Yadav 4 7 210 34 6.2
Chahal 4 6 172 33 5.2

New Opening Partnership Options: The dashing Shikhar Dhawan pulled out of the series on last moment due to personal problem which opened the doors for Aajinkya Rahane. Rahane grabbed the opportunity with both the hands as he hit successive fifty plus scores in the series along with three century partnerships for opening wicket with Rohit Sharma. 

Rohit Sharma & Aajinkya Rahane opening partnership during the series

Match No. Runs
1st ODI 11
2nd ODI 19
3rd ODI 139
4th ODI 106
5th ODI 124

A new headache for the team India’s skipper Kohli

Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
A Rahane 5 5 0 244 70 48.8 0 4
R Sharma 5 5 0 296 125 59.2 1 2

Death Over Bowling: Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are bowling really well death-overs and not giving Australian batsman to free their arms. The duo is one of the best death-over bowlers in the current scenario as far as ODIs are concerned. Even Australian skipper Steven Smith has accepted this.

Stats of both during the series


  Match Wkts Runs Overs Eco
B Kumar 4 5 126 28.1 4.5
J Bumrah 4 5 162 31 5.2

Hidden Ability: Kedar Jadhav is a hidden finding of the series. Jadhav played one or two crucial innings in the series and picked two wickets also. He provided the breakthrough when his team needed more. His bowling is really unique he bowls exceptionally round-arm at the point of release, which in turn lowers the flight drastically.

Kedar Stats during the series


Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
K Jadhav 5 5 1 138 67 34.5 0 1


  Match Wkts Runs Overs Eco
K Jadhav 5 2 86 17 5.1

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