David Warner Explains MS Dhoni's Role In Virat Kohli's Captaincy

Cheryl Sanders
September 24, 2017

"It's easy just to sit here and say it needs to stop but when you get out in the middle you need to change what you're doing because it's not working", Smith said.

After two games in the five-match one-day series, Australia are looking like mere pushovers for India. When you lose wickets in clumps, one gets tentative.

The all-rounder unleashed his power (remained unbeaten on 62) towards the end of the Australian innings, but lost out on partners; the visiting team ultimately lost the match by 50 runs.

Teams: India V Kohli, A Rahane, R Sharma, M Pandey, K Jadhav, MS Dhoni (WK), H Pandya, B Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, J Bumrah, Y Chahal.

Coulter-Nile has unswervingly put the ball outside off stump on good length, reminding of the Australian great Glenn McGrath, who was always a thorn in India's flesh with his teasing ideal line and length.

But Warner isn't making excuses for the senior contingent who are no strangers to Indian conditions.

The major concern for the visitors is their spinners.

Adam Zampa was taken to the cleaners and by the time his captain realised the leg-spinner was bowling too full to Pandya, the damage had been done.

If Kohli manages to score a ton on Sunday and win the game for India - possibility of the latter being greater since Australia are struggling with their batting - it would indeed be a special day for the Indian captain.

In the absence of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, both Yadav and Chahal have done remarkably well.

The Nawab of Najafgarh didn't hold himself back and even went on to call Kohli's team as strong as Steve Waugh's or Ricky Ponting's mighty Australian squad. Plans A and B need to be in place and executed to perfection to keep India's premier batsman in check.

Pandya has been in sensational form this year and two of his knocks should have stood out - a fifty against England nearly took India home in a steep chase at the Eden Gardens. They have players who are more than capable of giving match-winning performances and turn the table around.

On the weather front, there is no threat of rain in Indore.

Well, an Australian Quora user came across the question: "Who will save the Indian cricket team from the malignant Virat Kohli?" and said: "WOW!"

The said incident happened when Wade tore into the Indian captain when in the 33rd over, he was hit on the hand while collecting a delivery from Marcus Stoinis and failed to return the ball.

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