Spain: The first ODI was abandoned due to rain after 39.2 over where India managed to score 199 at the loss of three wickets. In this match Shikhar Dhawan showed his consistent performance once again smashing 82 and was equally complimented by the elegant Rahane who scored brilliant 62 runs.
While in today’s match India’s middle order will be the key factor to watch, as in middle order veteran Yuvraj Singh’s lack of form is turning out to be a worrying factor for the Indian skipper.
An explosive left-hander batsman Rishab Pant is already set to take his place in middle order as he is performing brilliantly in domestic cricket and IPL.
Kohli will have to take a final call on Yuvraj and Dhoni that whether these two veterans will play in 2019 world cup or not as many deserving batsmen are increasing the bench strength.
India would like to win all the remaining matches in the tournament in order to move a spot ahead in the ICC rankings from 3rd place to 2nd.