Two things I feel need to be handled in the next match. We cannot have 4 good players coming at top 4 and leave vacuum in lower middle order, hence it becomes critical to include Henriques.
I repeat Dilshan as a pure batsman is very risky.. what if he fails? Virat should take his off spin bowling option to account. He bowls regularly for Sri Lanka, so why not give him a spell when Murali Kartik was getting tonked? It also adds variety to bowling.
If we need to win championship there should be flexibility , else set patterns are easily understood in modern cricket and we will not have fallback.
Mix up the batting too by having tiwary earlier than AB… Arun Kathik lower down the order is a unknown element under pressure situations.. are we living with the assumption that the top 5 will always take care of the batting.
In the coming matches (most of them are away from home) we need solid batting performance without over reliance of gayle,ab, virat and Dilshan. India players’ contribution is key to win the cup.. we are getting that in bowling department , however in batting we still need to prove it (other than virat and tiwary in last match).