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BCCI concerned by poor show in Australia

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Jan 27, 2012 at 07:01pm IST

New Delhi: With India staring at their second consecutive overseas series whitewash, the BCCI expressed concern at the lacklusture performance of the Indian team in Australia and said corrective measures will be taken after the series.

"Our players have not been able to perform overseas in the last two series, and we are worried about this. Sometimes players do not do well. There is no question of blaming (anyone) but corrective measures will be taken after the tour," BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla told reporters on Friday.

India are on the verge of losing the fourth and final Test in Adelaide, having lost the first three matches in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth after another batting collapse on Friday.

BCCI concerned by poor show in Australia

India are on the verge of their second consecutive overseas series whitewash.

The beleaguered tourists, chasing a record 500 runs for an unlikely win, took the Test into a fifth day for the first time in their ill-fated tour but only after losing their top six batsmen, including Sachin Tendulkar. At the close on the fourth day, India were 166 for six, trailing by 333 runs with Ishant Sharma on two and Wriddhiman Saha yet to score.

Virat Kohli is the only batsman to have scored a century on this tour and the big guns have failed to fire.

Before this, India were blanked 4-0 in England.

The impending defeat - India's eighth in as many overseas Tests and most of them by big margins - will add to pressure on the selectors to overhaul the veteran batting line-up.

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