There are some cracks that have been papered over by India’s awesome batting performances in the ODI series against New Zealand: Team India pace bowlers have only been marginally better than their counterparts.
Zaheer Khan has been the pick of the Indian fastmedium bowlers but the bowling unit has been struggling more than a fair bit to contain the flow of runs, even if you concede the fact that the grounds have been smaller than in most places around the world and the tracks flatter than perhaps even in India.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s wicket-keeping could be the other area of concern. He can do with some improvement – he dropped Jesse Ryder off Munaf Patel in the third match and missed stumping Brendon McCullum off Yuvraj Singh in the fourth game. At other times, these wicket-keeping mistakes could have caused the team much anxiety but happily for the skipper and his unit, India was able to overcome these lapses.