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Cricket World Cup 2019: Injuries and brittle middle order threaten to undo India ahead of semi-finals
India's middle order has been shaky, which raises questions ahead of the semis. © AFP BIRMINGHAM: "The truth is out there," as The X-Files used to promise. And the truth is, India's selections for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 have become trickier with each passing injury and that they have a middle order which is waiting to be properly exposed. Losing Shikhar Dhawan with a hairline fracture of the thumb is a massive blow that has been masked over somewhat by Rohit Sharma's strong World Cup. Losing Bhuvneshwar Kumar for three matches has not hurt India because Mohammed Shami has stepped up with 13 wickets. Losing Vijay Shankar does not look like it will hurt the team because his returns have been slim. But with each passing game, the cracks in this Indian cricket team's middle order have grown wider. Despite losing to England here in Birmingham on Sunday, Virat Kohli's team is on track for a top-two finish. At second place on the World Cup table with 11 points, they need one win to make it to the ...
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