The Indian batsmen have suddenly found their touch - bowlers are taking crucial wickets at regular intervals and fielders are also doing their job quite well - during the current ODI series against England. The dangerous looking Indian side is just a win away from clinching the five-match series with the fourth ODI scheduled to be played at Mohali on Wednesday.
MS Dhoni, leading the team from the front, has been one of the standout performers of the Indian team. He has scored consistently in the series. Other players such as Virat Kohli
, Yuvraj Singh
and Jadeja have also come up the ranks to showcase their skills against the English team, who thrashed Indians in the Test series.
The Indian team looks a strong unit when their batsmen fire their guns, which has been witnessed during the ongoing series. But, one should not forget the contribution of bowlers, especially Shami Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar who have made life difficult for English batsmen. Jadeja has been splendid with his all round abilities. These players need to come up with similar performance in the fourth ODI as well.
But, don't expect the English team to accept the defeat so easily; they are not going to let the Indians walk away with the trophy without a strong fight back. They came back from 1-0 in the Test series to clinch the title, so they are not new to coming back from a losing position. They still have a chance to win the series by winning the last two ODIs.
Indian team cannot take them lightly as they have players such as Kevin Pietersen, Cook and Ian Bell who on their day can win matches single-handedly. With India in such positive form, it might take some special doing by the English players to defeat India.
If the Indian team manages to win the series, it is going to hold them in good stead with an important series coming up against Australia. Though the format of the game against Australia (Tests) may be different but players from this current ODI team such as Gambhir, Dhoni and Kohli, etc are regular members of the Indian team, so they are going to carry the confidence and positive attitude in that series as well, which will auger well for the Indian team.