Shikhar Dhawan was injured in the world cup match against Australia and so he had to quit the tournament in between. In the place of Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul had got a chance to open the innings along with Rohit Sharma in the world cup matches. K.L.Rahul played a brilliant inning for the team and make team management happy.
After the recovery of Shikhar Dhawan, Rahul once again slipped to the fourth position. In the team, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the key players for team India after that Shikhar Dhawan comes as he had contributed lots of runs for the team. Shikhar Dhawan had played 130 ODI and out of that, he has 17 centuries on his name. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma pair is the best opening pair for the team India.
There is a clash for the 6th and 7th position as there are Manish Pandey, Shreyas Iyer, and Kedar Jadhav. It will totally depend on the batting performance of Rishabh pant as he got a chance to do wicket keeping for team India in the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Hardik Pandya is unavailable due to rest so finisher job is on the hand of Kedar Jadhav.
Bhuvneshwar who played 3 T20 last week will available for bowling attack along with Mohammad Shami and Navdeep Saini. Team India came to confidence after winning the T20 series against the west indies and they have forgotten everything about the world cup loss against new Zealand in the semi-final. Team India is ready to win the ODI series in the captaincy of Virat Kohli.