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Dhoni in dilemma over team composition

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 23rd, 2008

India may be keen to seal a place in the cricket tri-series final by putting it across Australia, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday admitted that getting the right composition for the crucial game was a ‘very difficult’ proposition.

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Dhoni should go slow in rebuilding process

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 18th, 2008

One wonders what must be going in Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s mind when he asked the selectors to give him a young team sans seniors like Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. After two rain-hit matches, India defeated Australia convincingly but then lost two consecutive matches. Dhoni cannot blame the young players for the back to back defeats against Sri Lanka and Australia as he’s sound enough to understand that exuberance alone cannot win you matches, you need experience as well. Are the selectors listening?

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Skipper Dhoni hits out at sloppy India

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 18th, 2008

Captian Mahendra Singh Dhoni last night accused his batsmen of costing India victory in the CB Series group game against Australia in Adelaide. The tourists looked on course to take the win after Australia were restricted to a paltry 203 for nine on what looked like a good batting wicket.

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Dhoni calls for improved show from batsmen

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 18th, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has blamed his batsmen for India’s 50-run loss in Adelaide, and asked them to show more responsibility and consistency through the rest of the tournament. “The batsmen should have taken the initiative and been more careful about their shot selection,” Dhoni said after India’s second successive loss in the CB Series.

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Dhoni defends Yuvraj’s selection ahead of Sehwag

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on February 18th, 2008

Yuvraj Singh may have squandered yet another chance to impress but his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists he has not made any mistake by picking the out-of-form left-hander ahead of swashbuckling opener Virender Sehwag.

Going through a prolonged slump in form, Yuvraj on Sunday contributed 26 and looked in discomfort before Brad Hogg removed him.

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Dhoni completes 100 dismissals, 3,000 runs

Posted by Naif in Dhoni on February 16th, 2008

India’s one-day team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his 100th match yesterday (12th Feb. 2008) and celebrated the occasion by becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to complete 3,000 runs.

Dhoni, 26, has already effected 100 dismissals, which makes him the first Indian wicketkeeper to accomplish a double of 3,000 runs and 100 dismissals.

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Dhoni warns team against complacency in Lee’s absence

Posted by Naif in Australia, Dhoni, Team India on February 16th, 2008

The Australians may have decided to rest their pace spearhead Brett Lee but Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday cautioned his batsmen against getting too complacent in their tri-series game.

“(Brett) Lee, of course, has been a top performer for them and has been in top form but it depends on how the bowler who replaces him perform. We wouldn’t be taking our sights off them,” Dhoni told reporters at the pre-match press conference.

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Spinners have a role in shortest game, says Dhoni

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, General on January 31st, 2008

Going against the conventional wisdom that Twenty20 cricket is for big hitters and pacemen, Indian one-day skipper M. S. Dhoni believes spin bowlers have an important role to play in the shortest form of the game.

A survey last year by the Australian Cricketers Association among domestic Australian players contracted to Cricket Australia found that 64% believed Twenty20 diminishes spin-bowling skills.

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Do not cross your limits: Dhoni to team

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on January 31st, 2008

A day ahead of the Twenty20 encounter against Australia, India’s ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has urged his players not to exceed their limits.

However, he added that players cannot just ‘shut up and play’ as ‘chit chats’ were part of the game. ”Players know the international guidelines that are set out to be followed. Each and every player should respect it. It is the responsibility of an individual more than their skipper to know the limitations and to know where they stand,” Dhoni said.

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One-day captain Dhoni says Indians will behave

Posted by Naif in Dhoni, Team India on January 31st, 2008

Indian one-day captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday that he expected his players to be on their best behaviour for the remainder of the Australian tour.

The Indians play Australia in a Twenty20 match at the MCG on Friday in front of an expected 90,000 people, before taking on the hosts and Sri Lanka in a triangular one-day series.

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