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5 Major Lessons For Team India After New Zealand ODI Series

The third and final ODI also ended in a draw due to incessant rains, meaning New Zealand clinched the series 1-0. If not for the rains, India might have lost the final ODI. We take a look at five major lessons Team India can learn from this ODI series as they prepare for the ODI World Cup:

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Suryakumar Yadav Needs To Prove Himself In ODISuryakumar Yadav is a beast in the T20I. But, he hasn't really managed to live up to the expectations in the ODI, where one requires to anchor the innings. Yadav managed just 44 runs in three matches, and it's better for India to keep playing him only in the T20I. 

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Shreyas Iyer Should Play Every ODIShreyas Iyer might have a weakness against the short ball, and his approach is not conducive to T20 cricket, but he has been the most consistent Indian batter in ODI. Iyer is already a surety in the Indian team for next year's World Cup.

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Is There A Place For Shikhar Dhawan In India's Strongest XI?Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 off 77 deliveries in the second ODI, but that doesn't compensate for his lack of consistency and a very conservative style. India should rather stick with Shubman Gill, and prepare him for the opening role.

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Washington Sundar The Best Option For All-Rounder SlotIt was Washington Sundar's composed half-century that lifted India to a face-saving total in the final ODI. Sundar is back from injury, and already looks as the most viable option for a spin all-rounder.

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Umran Malik To Stay In The TeamUmran Malik has performed well on his ODI debut, and India would like to someone like him in an attack that lacks a cutting edge. Malik's pace will make him a great enforcer in ODI cricket, where he can rough up batters in middle overs.

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