Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan flatter to deceive in New Zealand

Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have failed to prove that India's strength truly lies in their batting. The duo has repeatedly faltered against the New Zealand bowlers in India's 0-4 defeat in the ODI series.

updated: January 31, 2014 18:52 IST
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Indian pacers have taken the bulk of the blame for the team's repeated defeats in New Zealand. While the bowling has indeed been below-par, India's top-order performance with the bat has not been effective either. (Match report)

Bowling has always been a major concern for Team India while batting, their mainstay. In New Zealand though, in-form batsmen Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma have failed to fire - exposing the Indian top-order. The two batsmen - infamous for dismantling opposition bowling attacks - have been explosive in the recent past. After all, Dhawan was the top-scorer in Champions Trophy last year and Sharma was fourth in the same list. The story though, has changed dramatically in New Zealand. (Highlights)

Even when either of the two Indian openers has managed a rare start, the Kiwis have pulled the plug on their fledging innings. (Pics)

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