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MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja share a laugh

India v SL, 2nd T20I, Ranchi

'Will try to give Yuvraj more opportunities' - Dhoni

MS has promised more of batting experiments like the promotion of Hardik Pandya to give batsmen as many opportunities as possible ahead of the World Twenty20, but also said he hopes to give Yuvraj chances with the bat

Shikhar Dhawan launches one into the leg side during his brisk fifty

India v SL, 2nd T20I, Ranchi

Dhawan expands his leg-side game

For a long time, Shikhar Dhawan struggled to put balls away off the pads, and though he is still not a classic on-driver, his leg-side play has improved considerably over the past year

Parts of the outfield at the Jharkhand International Stadium complex appear dry and barren

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Ranchi

Teams wary of dry Ranchi outfield

An almost barren outfield, with plenty of sand and patches missing grass, means that India and Sri Lanka will both be hoping to avoid any injuries

Dasun Shanaka dismissed Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya

India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Pune

India unfussed by failure on fast pitch

The bounce and pace of the Pune track tested India and Sri Lanka but the general consensus after the match was on staying calm and maintaining a simple game

Yuvraj Singh struck first ball to dismiss Glenn Maxwell

Indian cricket

Questions remain over India's T20 finishers

The identity of the big hitters in India's lower-middle order is the only piece of the puzzle that needs to be solved, as they approach the World T20 in March

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates a wicket


The real Jadeja

Behind the derisory nicknames is a loyal young man who has made the most of life's hard knocks

Jasprit Bumrah impressed on T20 international debut as well

Australia v India, 3rd T20I, Sydney

'Bumrah the find of the tour' - Dhoni

India's limited-overs captain MS Dhoni is pleased with the positives that have come out of the tour of Australia where the visitors lost the first four ODIs before coming back to win the final ODI and all three Twenty20 internationals

Hardik Pandya took two wickets after a horror start

Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne

Dhoni plays down possibility of batting order shuffle

If what MS Dhoni says is to be gone by, another good start by the top three in the final T20I could mean no batting for Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya