India is at the top spot in the ICC T20I rankings after the series win against Australia: Positive takeaways from the victory

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    In the final and decider game, India and Australia faced each other, and the hosts clinched another series in this format. After the World Cup 2021, India hasn’t lost a single T20I series under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. This has helped the team increase their points and be on the top.

    Austalia lost one point after India’s loss and at right now they’re at the sixth point.

    The hard-earned victory took India to 268 points and the second-placed England team is seven points away, at 261 points. England will be playing a seven-match T20 series in Pakistan after suffering a defeat by three runs and leveling the series 2-2. South Africa and Pakistan are at 258 points at the third position and fourth position respectively.

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    The men in blue will be playing against South Africa from September 28 and will play in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia.

    Positive takeaways from the series win

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    Axar Patel’s form : Axar Patel, previously was seen as a back-up plan for Ravindra Jadeja. In this year, he made a strong impression with his figures of 3/17 in the first T20I, returning with 2/13 in 2 overs in a game where more than 11 runs were scored in an over.

    Dinesh Karthik is the perfect finisher

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    In the first T20I, Dinesh Karthik came in the 16th over and proved his skills as a finisher. The team needed 9 runs off 6 balls when he smashed a six and a four. He has surely fixed his place as a finisher in T20 World Cup.

    Virat Kohli’s comeback

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    Virat Kohli’s form was down for a long time. His form returned specifically in the Asia Cup 2022, when he scored his 71st century. In the last match against Australia, he scored 63 off 48 balls which helped in the team’s victory.

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    Return of Bhuveneshwar Kumar

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    Bhuveneshwar Kumar played in place of Jasprit Bumrah and played best to his potential. He did swinging with the new ball and bowling pin-point yorker at the death with the best economy of the series of 6.38.

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