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India’s Middle Order Issue: Is it going to haunt them in the World Cup?

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As the world Cup 2019 is around the corner, every participating team is trying hard to prove themselves in the huge event and lift that glorious trophy. Every team is making their full efforts for rehearsal before the tournament and India is doing the same.

Undoubtedly, Team India is one of the favorites to become World Cup champion being the No. 2 ranked ODI team in the world. However, there is one problem that may come in between them and their title ambitions- the fragile middle order.

As Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli are the top three, India is a formidable side. This trio is almost certain to put a tough challenge before the opponents.

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Although middle order performs equally good when the top three lay a strong foundation. But it is a problem when it comes to situations where the top order is dismissed very quickly and the middle order needs to make a competitive total.

The records also recite the same story except for the last ODI against New Zeland when Vijay Shankar and Ambati Rayudu bailed out the team from such a situation. The problem is worsened with not enough reliable batting options No. 7 onwards.

The management needs to look after this problem and come up with the best performing middle order soon that can bail out the team from the worst of situations in such matches. MS Dhoni, indeed needs to play the lead role in the middle order.

The likes of Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Kartik, Rishabh Pant, whoever will be in the playing XI need to perform according to the situation demand.

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