Players and coaches talk to the media

'We've got players to do well in all conditions' - Dhoni

MS Dhoni addresses the media ahead of India's departure for the tour of New Zealand

January 12, 2014

Posted by mathewjohn2176 on (January 13, 2014, 8:01 GMT)

Posted by nikhilshahb on (January 13, 2014, 3:16 GMT), India won champion trophy in England last year without Sehwag,Gambhir ,Harbhajan and Yuvraj. It was the best performance by any Indian team with aspects of batting,bowling and fielding performances and a well deserved winners without a single loss.India did lose 8-0 test matches away with Gambhir and sehwag in the team.So how about giving space to this young guys like dhawan and other inexperienced guys to get experience away from home conditions? .May be you can judge them later after two to three away series .Anyway sehwag is badly out of form even in ranji matches with our domestic bowlers.Its better to keep the form players in the team to win matches rather than past records and reputation.@ sidarth Sid, it's always the norm with Indian fans ,isn't it? In the past in ODI matches, when sachin gets out, team eventually end up in losing side.Now when dhoni still in crease,anything possible.Today dhoni, tomorrow it will be kohli

Posted by   on (January 13, 2014, 7:25 GMT)

people always complaint about dhoni and sachin... they are the main contributors... next they will complaint about virat and pujara... losers... dhoni is good wicket keeper batsman averaging 40... no more details needed.. haddin performed in his home pitches.. stop blabbering and accept the sport as it is...

Posted by nikhilshahb on (January 13, 2014, 3:16 GMT)

Dhoni is not good enough to play tests. Are there any Test w-keepers to play ODIs? Probably not. Gambhir/Sehwag are better openers than Dhawan/Vijay Yuvraj and Harbhajan are also left out. For all 3 formats there are gaps and probably for the 2014 T20 Cup India cannot win without Gambhir and Sehwag. From SA tour we also know that 2015 Cup cannot be won without Gambhir and Sehwag. The new comer like Varun Aaron also which was excluded in England last summer had to be tried out in NZ.

Posted by pat_one_back on (January 12, 2014, 22:47 GMT)

The Dhoni 'doth protest too much methinks'. Repeatedly saying you have players for all conditions without any wins or consistent substantial performances has become trite. Hard to tell weather Dhoni is talking up his team or just using them as a shield for appeasing criticism of his own performances away. Concerning if incumbent Test spinners require education on the need to vary strategy over the course of a 5 day match, then again when you're used to taking the new ball on a crumbling day 1 pitch at home it's not so surprising I guess...

Posted by Jimmyvida on (January 12, 2014, 17:45 GMT)

India has a damn good team. However, must bring back Kumar as one of the opening bowlers. KUMAR and SAMI. OK, so Kumar did not bowl well in the ODI against SA. The fast bowlers did well in the first innings of the first test because of the nature of the wicket. Thereafter, they were passengers. Don't make that mistake in NZ. NZ prepared grassy wickets for WI. The wickets turned out to be good for batting. India's fieldsmen must back up its bowlers.

Posted by   on (January 12, 2014, 17:33 GMT)

Yup, agree with what he is saying, but what about his own performance???? if dhone wasn't the captain?? will he be selected as a wicket keeper batsman?? or a regular batsman, i mean in tests...and one more question is, is dhoni good enough to play tests??

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