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India has its back to the wall again

Batting strategy: With Virat Kohli’s experiment of dropping down the order failing in Mumbai, he might revert to his usual batting slot.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The idiom fits perfectly describing India captain Virat Kohli switching his batting position from No. 3 to No. 4. In order to accommodate all three specialist openers in the team, Kohli demoted himself from his favourite — and most successful — batting position. And the move backfired in the series-opener in Mumbai on Tuesday as not only did Kohli not fire but India also ended up putting on a below-par ...

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