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India may not have the squad that ticks all the boxes but history has shown that the team can spring surprises, be it in 1983 or in 2007. A lot will depend on men on the wrong side of the 30s — Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik and R. Ashwin — and about how they want to shape their individual legacies while blending it with the team’s cause.

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Cause for concern: In recent months, none of India’s fast bowlers has been consistently good in the death overs. Arshdeep Singh is another bowler who leaks runs at the death, his economy rate shooting to 8.53 (from 7.75 in the PowerPlay) during those overs.


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