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However, the visiting side Australia recently stunned them by beating in the limited-overs series.

Editorial team of CricketCountry. While they won the limited-overs series in South Africa tour, India also won the T20I series during the United Kingdom tour in mid-2018.

India begin their quest for a third 50-over World Cup title against South Africa at Southampton on June 5. Dhoni did not play in the last two ODIs which India lost.

With less than three months left for the World Cup, India players are set to compete in the 12th edition of the IPL. I saw (Rahul) Dravid do the role when I was captain.

He has claimed that the World Cup win is not an easy task and these series defeats can make them properly aware before the World Cup. "Just the serious talent he is, he is a hard worker, I have been watching him at nets for the last four years, he is always the first one to come out and bat for longer periods". So its a good thing that has happened.

"Preparation before the World Cup is different for each player and so their workload management will also be different", Tendulkar said.

Referring to the recent ODI series with Australia, Kumble said Kohli depends a lot on Dhoni especially on proper field placings. I don't think anyone should worry about being worn out, being exhausted...

Last year, they were one of the favourites to lift the title. There was a little bit of talk that we are nearly going to walk in there and win the World Cup very easily because we are the No. 1 team and we have been dominating one-day cricket for the last couple of years.

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"But I dont find anything unusual from my perspective watching the series".

In the same light, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir feels that Kohli should be thankful to RCB for letting him continue. But it's going to be tough. "Its going to be competitive", the cricket stalwart insisted.

Sourav, though, did not like the idea of key players not playing too many matches before the World Cup and taking rest during the IPL season.

Ponting, on his part, said: "The first thing I would do is pick him (Pant) in that Indian squad for the World Cup".

"How many cricketers get to play 15-16 years of worldwide cricket?" The individuals are smart they know when to rest. Anil Kumble while speaking to Cricketnext said, "I am not saying that Virat Kohli is not a better captain but he is more comfortable with MS Dhoni".

There can not be a uniform structure for workload management during the Indian Premier League as each and every player will have different set of requirements, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar said on Monday. There can not be a blanket case that all should be rested.

"The biggest challenge was to ensure that KKR gets to play all their matches at the Eden Gardens as West Bengal is the only state which is going to polls on all seven dates. On the kind of lines that the bowlers need to bowl, the kind of pace that they need to bowl", said the former spinner.

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