This Indian ODI Team Is Old School For Me: Michael Vaughan
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Former England captain Michael Vaughan thinks that the Virat Kohli-led Indian team is a throwback to the ‘old days’ with just five bowling options and batting not being deep enough.

Michael Vaughan took to his Twitter accounts to express his views after the Indian bowling attack was taken to the cleaners by a ruthless Australian batting-unit- led by centuries from skipper Aaron Finch and Steven Smith.

“This Indian ODI team is to old school for me …. Just 5 bowling options & the batting isn’t deep enough !!! #AUSvsIND

With Hardik Pandya not available to bowl and none of the top-5 batsmen boasting of the ability to chip in with a few overs, it was always going to be an arduous task for the Indian bowlers on what was a pretty flat surface at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Michael Vaughan, India,
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And, they didn’t help their cause by the fact that barring Mohammed Shami to an extent, none of the bowlers found their straps throughout the 50 overs. The fact that the catching was atrocious made it even more arduous for them to contain a rampaging Smith and Glenn Maxwell.

David Warner and Aaron Finch laid the platform with a brilliant 156-run-stand. Finch compiled yet another hundred against India but it was really Steven Smith’s 66-ball 105 and Glenn Maxwell’s whirlwind 19-ball 45 that knocked the stuffing out of the Indians ensuring that the home side finished with 374 in 50 overs.

Vaughan was at it again as he criticized India’s ‘appalling’ over-rate, substandard bowling and fielding besides reckoning that the tourists are in for a long tour.

”India’s over rate is appalling … !!! Body language defensive … fielding is my standard (shocking) … Bowling ordinary !!! Aussies on the other hand have been outstanding … Long tour for India me thinks … #AUSvIND @FoxCricket @cricbuzz !!!”

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