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5 Major Talking Points From India's 3-0 ODI Clean Sweep Of New Zealand

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India clinched the series in an emphatic fashion, beating New Zealand by 90 runs in the third and final ODI at Holkar Cricket Stadium. It was a series that buried some long-standing concerns but also raised fresh issues. We take a look at five major points from the game.

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Mohammed Siraj Is No. 1 ODI Bowler In ODIAlong with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj will walk into the World Cup as the undisputed leader of the Indian pace attack in the World Cup 2023. Siraj is the leading wicket-taker for India this year, and is also the number-one-ranked ODI bowler.

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SKY's ODI FormGiven the form he is in, it shouldn't have been much of a hassle for Suryakumar Yadav to crack the ODI spot. But his performance says otherwise. In the only opportunity he got in the third ODI, SKY got out cheaply.

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Rohit Sharma Showing IntentRohit Sharma scored his first century since January 2020 on Tuesday, but he had only played 12 matches last year. Rohit has shown great intent in the beginning, playing aggressive cricket, which allows Shubman Gill to take his time.

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Hardik Pandya's BattingHardik Pandya's batting has become a major source of concern for Team India. India don't have a direct replacement for Pandya, which makes his batting form vital for the Indian team in World Cup.

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Chahal's Downfall & Kuldeep's ResurgenceKuldeep Yadav's resurgence has made him a crucial member in the team. Kuldeep has been impressive in the last few games, and if he carries on the form, he will be the first-choice spinner for India. Chahal, meanwhile, has fallen from grace.

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