Gavaskar was categorical in his criticism of the Indian bowlers who failed to defend a total of 278 in the fourth ODI to give New Zealand an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match rubber.

"Bowling is a major concern for India. I don't know what the problem is. I don't know whether they are getting any guidance or not. They are committing the same mistakes again and again. Until they rectify the mistakes soon, it will be very difficult during next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand," Gavaskar said.

The legendary opener also questioned the team selection and combination that was used on the day.

"It appeared to me that some of the changes are for the sake of changes. This is what happens when you come on an overseas tour with only two specialist opener. You try to send your best batsman (Virat Kohli) to open when you have a player (Ajinkya Rahane) who has opened for India in the T20 format. It was hard to understand and I found it a little strange," Gavaskar said.


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