Before the World Cup 2015, the tri series between India- Australia- England will get a chance to get the perfect combinations for the big tournament. It will be interesting to see how the teams will fare and this will give an idea of the team composition that they would go with. Here we look at the Key players to watch for in this tri series.

  1.        Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli will be key batsmen for India in this tournament. He was in great form in the Test series scoring 692 runs in 8 innings. In One day Internationals his record while chasing the target is brilliant. The Indian team depends on Virat Kohli to perform. In the tri series Virat Kohli needs to be at his best to give India a chance of winning the matches. His running between the wickets give the added advantage. Virat Kohli’s form in this series will be important for India.

  1.        MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni is one of the greatest finishers in One day International cricket. After his retirement from Test cricket the main focus for MS Dhoni will be to fine tune his skills for the tri series and know the combination he will go with. Coming at six down he makes the bowler think and creates panic among the bowlers. This Indian team will look for MS Dhoni to regain his form in this tri series. He has not played One day international cricket since last 2 months.  Despite that he can surprise everybody in shorter format. 

  1.        Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan, who was named the captain for the tri series replacing Alastair Cook, needs to play a big role. He is known to be big hitter in shorter formats. Playing for the domestic franchise in the Big Bash League will give an idea how the pitches are behaving. After such disappointments and also being a part of losing team in the series against Sri Lanka in England, then losing to India and then losing to Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka , the challenge for the team is to play well as unit and know their strengths.

  1.        James Anderson

James Anderson is key bowler for England. He will play key role in picking up wickets at the start. He swings the ball and will be a dangerous bowler to handle. With pitches in Australia be helpful for pacers? The tri series will go a long way in answering those doubts. His bowling in Test matches has been outstanding. He needs to bowl at good line and lengths to unsettle the batsmen.

  1.        David Warner

David Warner is one of the dangerous batsmen in One day internationals. He gives the Australian team quick fire starts that help the team to pile up a huge score. He can hit all the shots in book to unsettle the bowling. In the Test series against India he gave quick fire starts to help the Australian team huge scores in the first innings. Warner role in tri series is the same, to give a solid start to the team.

  1.        James Faulkner

James Faulkner will play an important role in this tri series. His role in the Australian team is an all rounder who bowls as well as a crucial batsman lower down. The Australian team will depend on Faulkner the crucial over’s in the death. His contribution in the lower order is important. Faulkner real strength is to bowl good slower bowls and Yorkers which is not easy to hit. He can hit the ball a long way.