India, March 14 -- India surrendered a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against Australia to lose 2-3 with their 35-run defeat in Delhi. And performances of several players in the side have come under scrutiny as a consequence of the sorry capitulation at home.

The hosts had secured comprehensive wins in the first two ODIs in Vizag and Nagpur, and looked a sure bet to secure back-to-back bilateral ODI series wins over the Australians but no one quite foresaw the team's struggles in the games in Ranchi, Mohali and Delhi.

The nature of the home team's defeat has caused consternation and worries as it comes so close to the 2019 World Cup. While several players failed to live up to expectations, Kuldeep Yadav was one name that particul...