All you need to know about the Indian underperformers in the India Vs Australia fourth ODI.
After having comprehensively dominated Australia in the opening two ODI matches, the problems have grown for India ever since. Conceding 300 in succession, a full strength Indian bowling in home conditions has been unable to trouble the Australian batting line-up which has found it all too easy to get under their deliveries.
Allowing Australia to come back into the series, India from a position of strength now finds itself in a situation from where it could go onto concede this series to the visitors. They’ve had problems with some players, in particular, failing to deliver resolute and defiant performances, lacking resolve and will to up their showing when it really matters.
Indian underperformers in the India Vs Australia fourth ODI
- Having failed on a persistent basis in the three ODIs he has played till now in the series, Rayadu has been a massive problem for India in this series.
- With the top order failing to get going for three matches, Rayadu was handed with a huge opportunity to repose the faith put him in by the Indian team management.
- Hardly troubling the scorers, Rayadu’s innings were stale and underwhelming, in which he exposed India’s middle-order far too early to the Australian pacers.
- He’s far too inconsistent a batsman to bat at number 4 and India has problems to address in his spot ahead of the world cup.
- Making way for Jadeja for the fourth ODI, a decision which left us surprised, Chahal was taken apart by Australia. Continuing his lacklustre from the T20 series, Chahal showed why he’s far from the complete bowler who can turn out to be a match winner for India.
- Lacing the guile and trickery needed to control Australia on batting friendly conditions, Chahal who is known to give away a bagful of runs owing to his erring line and length had a torrid outing in Mohali.
- Destroyed to give away 80 runs in his 10 overs, Chahal recorded the second worst figures for an Indian spinner in ODI cricket.
- He offers nothing with the bat and as seen in recent times, without Yadav bowling at the other end, Chahal was often found inconsistent.
- Jadeja is definitely a better option than him but unfortunately has failed to find himself earn the same laurels.
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Rohit Sharma- Shikhar Dhawan
- Despite putting in a scintillating display in the fourth ODI, India has found itself in horrendous situations this series due to the openers’ showings.
- Dhawan, in particular, has been in appalling form, with his high score of 21 in the first three matches, accompanied by two single-digit performances leaving Virat Kohli to construct the framework of India’s win.
- Rohit at the other end has been in much better form but the problem for India is how inconsistent he’s turned out to be.
- Hitting 95 in the previous match, Rohit was an aberration before, being bludgeoned far too easily.
- It’s not his low scores that make for a cause of concern but rather the way he’s lost his wicket, soft dismissals with false shots seeing him walk back to the pavilion.
- Although he and Dhoni won India the first match after their stand saw India win a low scoring encounter, he’s not impressed with the bat ever since.
- He doesn’t deserve any criticism as of now, with his performances as a sixth bowler seeing him put in decent showings in the series but its high time that he starts coming good for India.
- If the side decides to opt for the same combination as they did in Mohali, Jadhav’s importance to the Indian batting line-up grows.
- The lower middle-order is not one that can play out long innings and Jadhav needs to ensure he stays out with them in the middle.
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