By: Drcricket7 Staff
India would be searching for an elusive win when they take on Australia in the 4th ODI in Canberra. It’s true that the Australians have already pocketed the series, but still the remaining two games are quite relevant for India.
The fourth ODI is the perfect opportunity for the visiting team to undone a few things that they did wrong in the series. Among them are to improve the bowling and fielding standards of the team.
The Indian bowlers, who have been taken to cleaners so far, would be looking to do things differently. India would also like to take some encouragement from Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling 3rd ODI.
Jadeja got the prized wicket of Steve Smith, and created a bit of excitement for his team in the middle-over during Australia’s run-chase, but it didn’t last for long.
Soon, Glenn Maxwell took charge of things and changed the completion of the match, almost single-handedly. It’s also a fact that the Indian bowling performance in Melbourne was marginally better.
Jadeja and co. did create chances and bowled well in patches, but they couldn’t evolve as a unit. Perhaps, the Indian bowlers should know that in today’s cricket even the good length balls are smashed for big sixes.
Through their failures in last three matches, India must have realised how their bowlers lacked variations against a formidable batting side. They also must have worked out a strategy to counter the problem in hand.
India would also be deeply concerned with the falling fielding standards of the team. They would also be equally worried to know why the close-in fielders are not able to hit the stumps regularly.
All put together, it is of great significance to see if India could really change things and restore some pride!
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