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Combinations used in Australia series may not be used during World Cup: Arun

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

India's Tuesday said the team combinations being used in the ongoing ODI series against may not necessarily be repeated during in England starting May 30.

go into the final ODI against here on Wednesday aiming to complete their auditions for a couple of slots that were up for grabs.

"These are not necessarily the combinations which will be used during but we would like to know how people perform in different situations for us to pick up a balanced team," Arun said on the eve of the final encounter.

The did not elaborate much but stated emphatically that the Indian team is quite sure about its combinations for in England.

"More or less, the team is quite sure of what combination is but we would like to try out all our options before the World Cup. We want to be extremely sure (of) what we want before go into a major tournament like World Cup," the said.

The bowlers conceded 300-plus runs in successive games but Arun said critics shouldn't forget that this Indian team's success rate is 75 percent. However, the former medium pacer did call the losses a welcome wake-up call.

"If you look at our success rate, it is more than 75 per cent and it is huge for a team. These things do happen. I am happy it has happened now because it throws open a lot of factors where we can improve before the World Cup," said Arun.

"Definitely there are certain areas we need to address both in and batting. We have to stay positive irrespective of whatever has happened. It's a great learning experience from the way series has gone," he added.

took the game away with an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls in a chase of 359 and Arun said it was a combination of dew as well as poor execution.

"We had plans ready. I am not going to give excuses. Dew was a part of the game. You have to accept and try to overcome the situation.

"We did not bowl as well we had planned for him. I am sure we will do well if same situation arises."

"In England, the weather is also to be taken into account. So, we understand our combinations to counter the conditions.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 15:40 IST