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India vs Australia 2019: Combined XI of the series

These players lit up the series with their performances.

Australia
Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

A resurgent Australia pulled off an epic comeback in the series against India to win the series 3-2. From being down 0-2 in the series to bouncing back and winning it took a lot of character from the visitors. This is their first ODI series win since January 2017 and ended up being a perfect ’10-year-challenge’ of sorts. The team last won an ODI series in India in 2009 and has struggled in the country ever since then.

There were some great performances from players of both the teams. However, it is the Kangaroos who managed to outwit the ‘Men in Blue’. They managed to hold their nerves at crucial junctures and thus contributed in this resounding victory.

Here is the Combined XI from the ODI series:

1. Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Usman Khawaja was in scintillating form in the series. He hit the ball and was so confident that he could pull off all kinds of shots against the best of Indian bowlers. He was the ‘Man of the Match’ in two out of the five games and was also the ‘Player of the Series’.

With two centuries and two half-centuries, he top scored in the series with 383 runs at an average of 76.60. Moreover, he scored his runs at a strike rate of 89 and gave the team good starts in almost every game. These performances surely must have sealed his place for the World Cup 2019.

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