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

Arnold Nichols
March 17, 2019

"Look, one day at a time. We're not going to look too far ahead".

"It's always a tough place to play cricket for any Australian".

He was playing a different format in India, but the UAE lessons proved crucial. The allrounder also congratulated the triumphant Australian team.

He expected every player travelling with the team to England to do well, and there are no excuses for their performances in the ODI series against Australia. He even troubled Handscomb with his arm ball, but here was Khawaja showing him who was the boss: in all, he took 23 off 22 balls from Jadeja. "Must enjoy ourselves and play because we enjoy the game", Kohli said in the post-match press conference. "It was one of those games, when the spinners come into the game, you have to have enough areas to score".

"But the fight that we showed, we've had our backs against the wall for quite a while now so I'm really proud of the group". They beat us in Australia, so to come back from those first couple of losses and win three in a row to win the series is a great feeling, said Khawaja after being adjudged the man-of-the-series. There have been lot of good players of spin here. "It's nice to get runs but it always hurts when you don't win", he said. However, Rohit ultimately perished for 56 off 89 deliveries, which failed to prevent a defeat for the hosts who were defeated by 35 runs in the fifth ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

After Australia's fantastic series win against India, cricket pundits are urging selectors to keep the Australian team intact for the World Cup.


Kohli himself flirted with the position in Mohali where he managed seven - his lowest of the series - and will return to his usual No. 3 where he has been most effective. It's a tough place to come and play cricket, against a very good side.

Australia lost the opening two games, but Wednesday's triumph rounded off a stunning turnaround and ensured they won a bilateral ODI series of at least five matches from 2-0 down for the first time.

"From a personal point of view, it's huge as well".

"Man of the series in a one-day tournament in India, I wasn't even in the one-day side this time a year ago", he told reporters after the match. I wasn't in the ODI side this time previous year. To be here in India and winning this series, it's massive. "No one knows what the next day might bring".

"We've still got another five one-dayers agains Pakistan, who are also a decent side". Skipper Virat Kohli seemed happy with the outcome of the Indian team management's experimentation in the series and is looking forward to the World Cup 2019. He scored 100 to propel Australia to a defendable 272.

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