Australia has finally ended the ODI series against India on a winning note as they defeated India 3-2 in the five matches ODI series. Aaron Finch led Australian team fought back brilliantly in the last 3 ODI’s after trailing 2-0 in the first two matches.
Despite winning the first two ODIs in the series Virat Kohli’s man failed to manage the lead and ultimately lost the series to Australia. This was Kohli’s first home series defeat as captain.
This series loss might be a wake-up call for India ahead of the ICC world cup which starts from 30th May 2019 in England and Wales. But one thing which India is sure ahead of the World Cup is the playing XI.
“We are sorted combination wise. We know our playing XI going into the World Cup. There will be just one change based on condition. When Hardik Pandya will come back, he gives depth in batting and opens up options in bowling. We know where we are going. We are clear about our playing XI,” Virat said at the post-match press conference.
“I don’t think anyone team starts as favourites in the World Cup. West Indies, England, New Zealand look strong, we are strong, now even Australia look balanced, Pakistan can defeat anyone on their day. It’s very important to understand what mindset you take to the World Cup,” he added.