Having suffered a 1-3 defeat in the Test series, the Indians found their bearings in the one-dayers, clinching the five-match series 3-1 despite losing Friday’s inconsequential final game by 41 runs at Leeds.
     
After struggling to get going in the five-day format, the inclusion of fresh legs such as Suresh Raina for the one-day Internationals gave the team the much-needed impetus.
     
Young batsmen such as Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan too fared better in the blue jersey though Virat Kohli's woeful run of form remains a major cause for concern for the Indian think-tank.
     
Considered the mainstay of Indian line-up till recently, Kohli's run of poor scores continued in the shorter format and the batsman would be keen to at least end the tour on a decent note.
     
Though they flopped in the inconsequential final ODI, both Rahane and Dhawan have had good outings in the penultimate game with the former notching up a smashing century.
     
Raina has been good on and off while Ambati Rayudu (53) and Jadeja (87) showed their ability with the willow on the Headingley wicket.
     
As far as bowling is concerned, the Indians enjoyed greater success in the ODIs, with Mohammad Shami managing to impress even captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his effort in the death overs on Friday.
     
Bhuvneshwar Kumar relishes bowling on seaming conditions and would be keen to extract something out of the Edgbaston track.

Dhoni has another option in Umesh Yadav though it remains to seen whether the pacer is picked after a lackluster outing in Leeds.

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