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‘Men in Blue’ Win ODI Series by 2-1 as Dwayne Bravo’s Squad Pulls Out of India Tour

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‘Men in Blue’ Win ODI Series by 2-1 as Dwayne Bravo’s Squad Pulls Out of India Tour

October 21
15:59 2014

india winNew Delhi, Tuesday, October 21 – In the middle of the bilateral series, West Indies pulled out of India tour thanks to the pay dispute with their board. Since the guest dramatically quit the series at a moment when 5th One-Day International, only T20 International and three Test matches were yet to be played, India won the ODI series by 2-1. Despite being on the winning side, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his capable teammates must be a tad disappointed with WI’s decision to fly back home as this was the perfect chance to hone skills and boost confidence especially when Cricket World Cup is to start early next year.

Nothing could have been better for the young and dynamic Virat Kohli than to regain his best form in the lately played ODI at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, on Friday, October 17. He was striving to do well but things weren’t turning into his favor. The middle-order batsman left no stone unturned to exhibit a sublime knock and build pressure on the rivals right from the time he came on the crease.

West Indies’ withdrawal came on a stage where both the teams had the chance to learn more. This has even made India and West Indies to directly meet in the Game 28 of ICC Cricket World Cup that has been slated to take place on Friday, March 6, at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth. No matter, whatever happened in the past few days when the tour of Dwayne Bravo’s squad came to an end, Indian cricketers have earned a lot to cherish for next few months. Nonetheless, this is perhaps the time when they would make efforts to take out the essence from their individual performances and distinguish the scope of improvement. To defend the winners title in the upcoming cricket carnival, Dhoni’s ‘playing XI’ will have put their best foot forward.

If the cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Akshar Patel, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Ravichandra Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja do not leave any room for complain from their ends, it would be next to impossible for the opponents to defeat India. The only point these players need to keep in mind is to gain foothold in the overseas pitches as all the matches of WC 2015 will be played in the foreign conditions of Australia and New Zealand. If grip is attained over smaller points, several records can be made for generations to remember. As of now, it is the moment when experience and newcomers could enjoy India’s victory in the 50-50 over format match.

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