August 12, 2014

India in England 2014

Does Dhoni believe India can win?

Harsha Bhogle, in the Indian Express, wonders whether MS Dhoni believes, deep down inside, in the very crevices of his intent, that India can beat England.

At various times in this series, Dhoni has given the impression that he is seeking this dangerous safety net. He has taken decisions that suggest he is happy to try and hold the game where it is. If Jadeja, and more recently Ashwin, have been outbowled by Moeen Ali, it is also because he has bowled the more attacking lines... But Jadeja at Southampton, where the tide turned, bowled almost exclusively on leg stump with a packed leg side field. Did Dhoni not believe that Jadeja could take wickets? If he did, the approach would have been different.

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