Mumbai, Jan. 12 -- India have one of the most powerful batting units in 50-over cricket. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma were the leading scorers in ODIs in 2018 - 1202 and 1030 runs respectively - and Shikhar Dhawan make it a formidable top three, in any conditions and against any bowling attack.

However, India's tactics since the 2017 Champions Trophy have been to keep wickets in hand during the Powerplay overs and rely on lower order hitting to make big scores. Their run rate during the first 10 overs has been middling compared to their 2019 World Cup rivals. India have placed a higher emphasis on keeping their gun batsmen at the crease to bat deep and make big scores. No team has a higher batting average than India during Powerplay overs ...