MS Dhoni still a key player for India

Lynette Rowe
January 13, 2019

With him around, there's a sense of calmness in the group which is very important and also a bit of help to the captain because he stands behind the stumps and he has captained India for so many years. he has been a successful captain for India. "That finishing touch is very, very important in this format". "So, things he does bring a lot on the table for us and his presence around the group is a massive factor for us", added Sharma.

At the presser, Rohit spoke about MS Dhoni and his importance in the current mix and what could the team composition look like when the big World Cup arrives. He is back in the T20I squad as well as the selectors want to give him as much match practice as possible before the World Cup. "Each and every player who will be taking part in the World Cup is aware of the fact that we need to keep performing and make sure that we are ready for the World cup", the Hitman told the media.

"There will be one or two changes keeping in mind form and injury concerns over the next few months. It does nothing to the spirit that we've been able to create within the change room and these are purely individual opinions and something as I said which is inappropriate". "So it's hard to name the 11 or 12 that'll be playing the World Cup".

He also pointed out that even with the absence of the Aussie trio of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Josh Hazlewood, it wouldn't be easy for the Indian team to win the ODI series.

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"They've got a bowling line-up who can put us under pressure without a doubt".

The Indian captain was speaking ahead of the first ODI between India and Australia, to be held in Sydney on Saturday.

On the eve of first ODI, Dhoni with other Indian cricketers opted for the indoor-training session due to rain. He further said that the all-around abilities of Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja would continue to play a major role for the team. Rohit had left the Test series midway when baby girl Samaira was born to be beside his wife Ritika.

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