Friday, 22 March, 2019

Sanjay Manjrekar picks his Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2019

Usman Khawaja Usman Khawaja has passed 50 in four of the five one-day internationals against India
Cassandra Castillo | 17 March, 2019, 01:39

It was India's first series loss at home since October 2015 and Australia's first ODI series win in India in a decade.

After India's loss in the ODI series against Australia, former Australian captain Michael Clarke tweeted out in support of MS Dhoni and said that one should "never underestimate" the importance of veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian limited overs teams, especially during pressure situations. "I think they (Smith and Warner) come back into the squad, but whether they play or not is not a done deal". Nobody is panicking because we know the things, we were looking to do in the last three games. Those small moments in the game, to just let them drift away and India win the series. Moreover, he is at the second place in the list of Australian players scoring most runs in a five-match ODI series by amassing 383 runs in the recently-concluded series.

"It is going to be tough to pick the World Cup squad".

Optimism, it seems, has replaced the despair of just a few months ago.

Buoyed by their come-from-behind one-day series triumph in India, skipper Aaron Finch believes resurgent Australia have the blueprint in place to win the upcoming World Cup.

"After playing cricket for a long time, I know if you look too far ahead you get in trouble".

Usman Khawaja's century led the visitors after captain Aaron Finch won the toss and chose to bat, Australia scoring 272-9.

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Having removed top-scorer Rohit Sharma (56) at the start of the 29th over, Zampa had Ravindra Jadeja stumped three balls later to leave India in deep trouble at 132-6.

Ponting, who won two World Cups as captain, complimented Finch's tactical acumen and said, "Tactically what I've seen, he's looked sharp", he said. "The resilience and the fight that we showed was incredible".

Australian cricket has suffered a torrid year since Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned for ball-tampering during a Test last March, an incident that prompted a national outcry. It should be a much more pleasant get-together after the end of the ODI series losing streak.

With India racing to a 2-0 lead, a seventh consecutive series defeat loomed over Australia who pulled off a remarkable comeback by winning three matches in a row for a morale-lifting 3-2 series victory.

Australian players celebrate the dismissal of India's Rohit Sharma during the final one day global cricket match between India and Australia in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

"Man of the series in a one-day tournament in India, I wasn't even in the one-day side this time past year", he told reporters after the match.

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