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2017: Indian cricket vaults to new high amid off-field controversies

by Athar Ansari Dec 29, 2017 • 12:02 PM

New Delhi, Dec 29 (CRICKETNMORE) - The Indian men's cricket team achieved many highs in 2017 -- winning 37 out of their 53 matches across all formats -- even as the women hogged the limelight by finishing runners-up at the ICC women's World Cup in London. But off-field controversies refused to take a backseat.

The men's team experienced an array of transformations with skipper Virat Kohli taking over the mantle of all the three formats in company of head coach Ravi Shastri, who replaced Anil Kumble after an avoidable battle.

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With the change in leadership, the playing style also underwent a change. While win-at-all-costs became the mantra for the new-look Indian team, passing a new "yo-yo" fitness test was made mandatory to get into the national squad.

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