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WI vs IND: Delighted to have found guys like Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, says Virat Kohli

WI vs IND: Delighted to have found guys like Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav, says Virat Kohli

Contrary to expectations, Kohli did not experiment much in the five-match ODI series against ninth-ranked West Indies, but he defended his decision after India wrapped up the rubber 3-1.

West Indies vs India, 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni, spinners give India unassailable 2-0 series lead

West Indies vs India, 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni, spinners give India unassailable 2-0 series lead

India overcame a bad start to post 251 for four on a slowish surface, largely due to the efforts of Dhoni (78 no off 79), Kedar Jadhav (40 no off 26) and Ajinkya Rahane (72 off 112).

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We knew Kedar Jadhav would get us few dot balls but he changed the game, says Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: We knew Kedar Jadhav would get us few dot balls but he changed the game, says Virat Kohli

Going in, in the 28th over, the spinner got rid of daunting Tamim Iqbal and subsequently, Mushfiqur, in the 36th over. The slow, tossed up, less turning off spin ramped up a figure of 6-0-22-2 as the Tigers suffered to 179/5. Kedar managed to bowl 18 dot balls, 17 of them being to left-handers.

Champions Trophy: Kedar Jadhav reveals how MS Dhoni plays a big role even without verbal communication

Champions Trophy: Kedar Jadhav reveals how MS Dhoni plays a big role even without verbal communication

Kedar Jadhav, who picked two wickets against Bangladesh in semi-final, revealed how Dhoni doesn't need to communicate all the time with the bowlers to tell them what to do.

ICC CT 2017: After tense moments in the field, Virat Kohli credits MS Dhoni for game changing move in semi-final

ICC CT 2017: After tense moments in the field, Virat Kohli credits MS Dhoni for game changing move in semi-final

As it turned out, those five runs failed to materialised as India chased down the 265-run target comfortably, losing only one wicket.

WATCH: Scary! Virat Kohli performs death dance to intimidate departing Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

WATCH: Scary! Virat Kohli performs death dance to intimidate departing Bangladesh batsman Mushfiqur Rahim

All these while Kohli was marshaling his resources, but in the 36th over, he took the centre stage by taking a catch to remove dangerous Mushfiqur Rahim.

India vs Pakistan: 'Control over emotions' imperative in high-voltage ICC Champions Trophy match, feels Kedar Jadhav

India vs Pakistan: 'Control over emotions' imperative in high-voltage ICC Champions Trophy match, feels Kedar Jadhav

While Pakistan hold a 2-1 lead over their fierce rivals and neighbours in the Champions Trophy, it is India who have won 10 out of the 11 contests at the World Cup and World T20 tournaments between the two sides.India won the last Champions Trophy in 2013 and head into the marquee event as favourites after a hugely successful home season with 10 Test wins.

ICC Champions Trophy: Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav has eased the pressure on MS Dhoni, feels Virat Kohli

ICC Champions Trophy: Hardik Pandya and Kedar Jadhav has eased the pressure on MS Dhoni, feels Virat Kohli

"The one thing we needed to strengthen was our lower middle-order contribution. Too much burden was coming on MS in the past couple of years, was what we felt. He wasn't able to express himself purely because of the fact there are not enough guys showing composure to finish off games with him.

Kedar Jadhav

Batsman

Champions Trophy: Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav's England departure delayed

Champions Trophy: Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav's England departure delayed

Both have different reasons behind their extended stay in India. While Rohit has stayed to attend a cousin’s wedding, Kedar could not travel with the team because his visa did not arrive in time.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: A chance for Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav to shine on world stage

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: A chance for Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Kedar Jadhav to shine on world stage

India has her squad ready to defend the title, but this summer there are certain newbies who will be heading to England hoping to make the most of the opportunity to make their name known on world stage

WATCH: Yuzvendra Chahal left agonised as Kedar Jadhav blunder gifts Wriddhiman Saha a lifeline

WATCH: Yuzvendra Chahal left agonised as Kedar Jadhav blunder gifts Wriddhiman Saha a lifeline

Putting Glenn Maxwell-led KXIP to bat first, Virat Kohli's RCB restricted them to 138 for 7 but were bundled for 119 while attempting to chase the mediocre total.

IPL 2017, Match 5: Braveheart Rishabh Pant fails to rescue Delhi; Kedar Jadhav emerges as match winner for Bangalore

IPL 2017, Match 5: Braveheart Rishabh Pant fails to rescue Delhi; Kedar Jadhav emerges as match winner for Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore produced a clinical bowling display after Kedar Jadhav's batting heroics as they beat Delhi Daredevils by 15 runs in their IPL match here on Saturday.

IPL 2017: Kedar Jadhav almost kills a spectator, then pulls off MS Dhoni's helicopter shot in one maniac knock — VIDEOS

IPL 2017: Kedar Jadhav almost kills a spectator, then pulls off MS Dhoni's helicopter shot in one maniac knock — VIDEOS

The right-handed batsman went on to make 69 off 37 balls, with the help of five fours and five sixes on a day which saw the likes of Chris Gayle and Shane Watson failed.

Injured Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Deodhar Trophy

Injured Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav ruled out of Deodhar Trophy

While Rohit suffered a minor knee injury, Jadhav was rested due to a stomach ailment, according to the Board of Control for Cricket in India`s (BCCI) medical team.

India vs England: Kedar Jadhav hires bouncer after becoming Men in Blue's new hero with the bat

India vs England: Kedar Jadhav hires bouncer after becoming Men in Blue's new hero with the bat

Jadhav accumulated 232 runs in the three-match ODI series at an average of 77.33 and was rightly adjudged the Man of the Series.

ICC Rankings: David Warner pips AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli to become no.1 ODI batsman, MS Dhoni rises to 13th spot

ICC Rankings: David Warner pips AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli to become no.1 ODI batsman, MS Dhoni rises to 13th spot

The attacking left-hander has attained the top ranking for the first time after amassing 367 runs in the five-match home series against Pakistan.

Ravi Shastri trolled hard by Twitterati after messing up post-match presentation at Eden Gardens

Ravi Shastri trolled hard by Twitterati after messing up post-match presentation at Eden Gardens

Shastri, mistakenly, thought Ben Stokes took the catch of Kedar Jadhav instead of Sam Billings.

IND vs ENG: With 2090 runs, India-England create record for highest number of runs in three- match series

IND vs ENG: With 2090 runs, India-England create record for highest number of runs in three- match series

The number of sixes (56) and boundaries (200) hit by Indian and English batsmen was also the most by any two teams in a three-match series.

Spending time with MS Dhoni helped handling situations calmly, says Kedar Jadhav

Spending time with MS Dhoni helped handling situations calmly, says Kedar Jadhav

Jadhav was named Man of the Match for his 90-run knock in a rather unsuccessful Indian chase.