Both teams are geared up for final game at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground on Wednesday, is connected to the World Cup in England and Wales.
The mega tournament ‘World Cup’ is almost three months away, but every hit and miss in this series has been magnified because it is seen as having a huge bearing on it.
India testing combinations in this series with IPL taking up pretty much the rest of the time heading into the World Cup, Kohli and the team management have little choices. And the perfect situation for the ideal player don’t always arise during a game — for example, KL Rahul batting at No 3 in his first ODI for a while in Mohali but coming in only in the 32nd over after the huge opening stand.
MS Dhoni has been pulled out of the final two ODIs, and his focus will on whipping the defending champions Chennai Super Kings into shape. That means Kohli will again have to do without Dhoni pulling strings from behind the stumps, after the twin World Cup-winning skipper’s absence was felt in the Mohali defeat on Sunday.