Now Kohli wants to see his boys having fun in the IPL where they will split up and represent their respective franchises before the next national assignment in the form of the ICC mega event. After winning the toss Australian skipper Aaron Finch chose to bat first. Australia also broke the jinx and won the series after streak of six bilateral ODI series losses. India have been playing non-stop cricket since the fag end of the previous year when they toured Australia, New Zealand.
It was Australia's first ODI series win in India since 2009, when a Ricky Ponting-led side won a seven-match series 4-2, and follows humbling home Test and ODI series defeats against the same opposition.
"We were more courageous than them in the pressure situations in Australia", he said.
Usman Khawaja struck his second century in three matches - and a third-straight score of 90 plus - as the visitors first put 272-9 on the board, before an Adam Zampa-led attack skittled India for 237 in reply, the legspinner claiming 3-46 from his 10 overs.
With the 50-over World Cup coming up in a a couple of months, Katich asserted that the Australians will have plenty of options whey they get down to the task of selecting the squad for the marquee tournament. Rohit Sharma's 53-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli (20) briefly calmed nerves in the Indian dressing room before their top-order caved in spectacularly.
Usman Khawaja hit a second ODI century of the tour of India
Not just as a reliable batsman and wicketkeeper, Dhoni's guidance in the field was also missed in the last two matches that India lost against Australia. "It has been an unbelievable ride since India arrived in Australia", Langer said.
"I think Jhye Richardson and Pat Cummins are forming a great partnership, they can also contribute with the bat. So it has given the Australian selectors some interesting decisions to make ahead of the World Cup squad selection", he said.
The 12-month bans handed down to Smith and Warner by Cricket Australia for their role in the Cape Town ball-tampering incident end on March 28 and the duo are expected to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before the World Cup starting May 30.
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