WC 2019: Sachin reveals ideal batting position for MS Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar has always been vocal in Indian cricket team’s support post his retirement. Former legendary cricketer has chipped in with interesting opinions for team India and it is up to the team management to make it or either break it.
A long has been said about MS Dhoni’s future considering his recent form. MS Dhoni has ensured to make his presence count on the pitch over the years and his experience is an added advantage for the team but now appears that he is struggling to score runs for the team.
Even during the recent match against Australia, MS Dhoni who is capable of completing two runs quickly was able to make just one, an incident which never happened in his career.
Going by the positives, he can bring his street-smart wicketkeeping traits to the table and also help Virat Kohli set fielding positions, keeping in mind that MS Dhoni’s cricketing brain helped India lift the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 against England in unfamiliar climes.
MS Dhoni should bat at No.5 at WC 2019
The master blaster who is well aware of the fact that the Men in Blue had arrived in England for this summer’s showpiece event has revealed the ideal batting position for MS Dhoni at World Cup. He reiterated the fact that MS Dhoni should bat at No.5 for fruitful results.
“My personal opinion is Dhoni should be batting five. I still don”t know what the team combination would be, but if you are going Rohit and Shikhar as openers, to Virat (Kohli) at number 3 and whoever at number 4 then Dhoni could be No. 5,” ESPN Cricinfo quoted Tendulkar as saying.
According to Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni can look really dangerous when he looks set alongside Hardik Pandya in the fag end of the game. “Then Hardik Pandya, an explosive player, follows them. That way the experienced batsmen are well spaced out and Dhoni can stretch the game towards the end where he himself can be explosive along with Hardik,” the little master said.