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India v Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Group B, Auckland

Dhoni breaks down the chase method

Mar 14, 2015: After leading India to a six-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the final group match of the World Cup, MS Dhoni said that breaking the target down into smaller goals was the key in handling high-pressure situations

Nikita Bastian in Auckland

India v Zimbabwe, Group B, Auckland

Middle-order masterclass hides troubles at the top

Mar 14, 2015: In an otherwise strong campaign, India will be wary of the fact that their openers have struggled to come out firing and are time and again being bailed out by others down the order

Sharda Ugra at Eden Park

India blossom under Dhoni the ODI captain

Mar 8, 2015: In contrast to his Test avatar, in limited-overs cricket, Dhoni's leadership is aggressive, inspirational and pragmatic

Ian Chappell

The Cricket Monthly

Who is the greatest ever ODI cricketer?

Mar 6, 2015: Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram, Adam Gilchrist, Viv Richards, and MS Dhoni are the leading contenders for the crown of the greatest oneĀ­-day cricketer of all time, in a poll conducted by the Cricket Monthly

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Dominant India in need of a challenge

Mar 5, 2015: They coasted through the group stages and appear one of the teams to beat. But going into the knockouts, they might prefer to be put under a bit more pressure to see how they react

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

World Cup 2015: India

The 'magic wand' behind India's turnaround

Feb 25, 2015: It has helped that India have a captain who has lasted as long as he has due to his approach of treating cricket for what it is: a game

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

World Cup 2015

India get cracking on attacking plan after Dhoni's command

Feb 20, 2015: Two days before their second group game against South Africa, India worked to a short length plan, with the quick bowlers trying mostly back of a length or full length and the batsmen trying to attack as often as they could

Abhishek Purohit in Melbourne

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Dhoni not carried away by 6-0

Feb 16, 2015: While Misbah-ul-Haq could offer no explanation for yet another World Cup loss to India, MS Dhoni said that it was obviously something for India to be proud of, but he refused to read too much into the trend

Abhishek Purohit

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

The veritable spotter's guide to the Cheer

Feb 15, 2015: The ball-by-ball structure of cricket gives its crowd noise a hypnotic rhythm, the stadium rising and falling with each major event, most minor events, and some non-events

Andy Zaltzman in Adelaide

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

India win battle of nerves, their World Cup starts now

Feb 15, 2015: In a World Cup contest where nerves are the X-factor between the two teams, India prevailed over Pakistan with a superior batting performance and a couple of cool heads

Sambit Bal in Adelaide

India v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, Group B, Adelaide

Need to mitigate pressure of the big game - Dhoni

Feb 14, 2015: The logical thing to do would be to pay respect to the heightened importance of the occasion, but attempt to not get so overawed by the expectations. Which is what MS Dhoni and India have been trying to do

Abhishek Purohit in Adelaide

World Cup 2015

India: brought to boil or barbecued?

Feb 7, 2015: For all of India's talk about the World Cup being a fresh start, it is difficult to escape the notion that it will take a supreme effort of mental strength and physical hardness to retain the trophy held aloft at the Wankhede Stadium four years ago

Daniel Brettig

Men of the Finals

Dhoni steps up

Feb 6, 2015: Though not in the best touch, the Indian captain promoted himself ahead of a form batsman in the 2011 final and made sure India took the trophy

England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Perth

Dhoni hints at four-bowler strategy for World Cup

Jan 30, 2015: MS Dhoni has dropped strong hints that in order to strengthen their batting India might play with just the four frontline bowlers in the World Cup, with Stuart Binny having to fill in as the third seam bowler

Sidharth Monga in Perth

Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2014-15

India face issue of Ishant knee niggle

Jan 30, 2015: After a long, winless tour of Australia, India have big fitness issues facing them

Sidharth Monga in Perth

Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2014-15

MS Dhoni runs into finishing trouble

Jan 29, 2015: MS Dhoni the lethal, calculated finisher has gone missing of late; maybe it's time he took the pressure off himself and batted higher up the order, in order to regain his last-overs mojo ahead of the World Cup knockouts

Sidharth Monga

Corruption in the IPL

'My name keeps popping up' - Dhoni

Jan 25, 2015: India ODI captain MS Dhoni has expressed indignation over how his name keeps popping up in controversies around Indian cricket

Sidharth Monga in Sydney

England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Brisbane

The return of a familiar tormentor

Jan 20, 2015: Plays of the day from the third ODI of the Carlton Mid Tri-Series, between England and India in Brisbane

Sidharth Monga

World Cup 2015 news

'Instinctive Dhoni gets the one-day game' - Dravid

Jan 19, 2015: Rahul Dravid believes MS Dhoni's "instinctive" style of captaincy is perfectly suited to one-day cricket which helps him "bring the best out of himself and his team"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Melbourne

Dhoni stifled by lack of late dashers

Jan 18, 2015: India's Nos 7, 8 and 9 can be solid at times, stubborn when at their best, but they are not big hitters, and it has forced MS Dhoni to take a circumspect approach

Sidharth Monga at the MCG
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