Gautam Gambhir suggests MS Dhoni-related change: Former Indian cricketer opened up on the wicket-keeper batsman’s role.
Post India’s loss in the first semi-final against New Zealand in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the Indian fans are now looking forward to India’s upcoming matches. India’s next international assignment will come next month in the form of a tour of West Indies.
The tour will comprise of three T20Is, three ODIs and a couple of Test matches starting from August 3. It is worth mentioning that the first two T20Is will be played in Florida. India A is currently on the tour of West Indies and don’t be surprised if the selectors end up rewarding a player or two for their consistent performances.
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Gautam Gambhir suggests MS Dhoni-related change
Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir recently highlighted a change which the Indian team should make in a bid to create a team for the future. The southpaw voiced his opinion with respect to the batting position of former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
“India will be disappointed by the way their campaign has ended. But to call for the heads of the players is being stupid. There is no need to change anything except re-look at [MS] Dhoni’s batting position come the next ODI series,” Gambhir wrote in his column for The Times of India.
In nine ODIs in this tournament, Dhoni scored 273 runs at an average of 45.50 and a strike rate of 87.78 including a couple of half-centuries. Talking about his recent form in ODIs, Dhoni has scored 600 runs at an average of 60 and a strike rate of 82.30 including six half-centuries in 18 ODIs this year.
Going by numbers on paper, Dhoni seems to have done well in this World Cup. However, what has emerged as a bone of contention is his role and batting approach of taking the game till the last over.