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India May Benefit From Series Defeat in the Long Run

India May Benefit From Series Defeat in the Long Run

In the build-up to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, India sought better results, especially in home conditions, but the series defeat may have shaken them up before a lengthy gap from worldwide cricket during which members of the team will turn out for their franchises in the Indian Premier League beginning March 23.

It was Australia's first ODI series win in India since 2009, when a Ricky Ponting-led side won a seven-match series 4-2, and follows humbling home Test and ODI series defeats against the same opposition.

The fight Langer has promised was on full show on Wednesday. "Being down 2-0 it would have been easy to roll over".

Australia showed nerves of steel to complete a historic comeback overnight, winning the fifth one-day worldwide in Delhi by 35 runs to take out the series 3-2, reports Cricket Australia.

Australian cricket has endured a hard year since Smith, Warner and Cameron Bancroft were restricted for ball-tempering during a Test last March, an episode that provoked a national clamor. You know, losing to India in Australia for the very first was tough for the Australians to take. "I will be watching every game closely", Ravi Shastri told The Times of India.

After an inspiring series win India, the Australian side is regarded by many to be a dark horse as the ICC World Cup approaches.

There were several players in the Australian team who produced outstanding performances, most notably opener Usman Khawaja, who was the highest scorer of the series with two centuries and an equal number of half-centuries. The left-handed batsman amassed 383 runs in the five ODI natches to top the series run diagram in front of India captain Virat Kohli.

India May Benefit From Series Defeat in the Long Run

"We are more or less sorted with what we want to do", Kohli said after India's 35-run loss in the series decider at New Delhi.

Australian cricketers poses with the winning trophy after winning the fifth one-day global against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday.

Adam Zampa took three wickets to lead Australia's bowling at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla ground. The 2019 World Cup begins with the first match 30 May.

"It's actually made a lot of headaches for the selectors to slot in all these batsmen into the World Cup squad. It has been an unbelievable ride since India arrived in Australia", Langer said.

"I think Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins are shaping an incredible organization, they can likewise contribute with the bat". But the newcomers and the veterans - symbolized by Ashton Turner and Usman Khawaja - did their job so admirably that those experienced players who missed out on the tour were hardly missed.

Although the former captains will be eligible for selection once their bans expire on March 28, they won't make their worldwide comebacks until at least the Cricket World Cup.