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South Africa in India 2015-16

Do India need an ODI revamp?

Oct 27, 2015: India need fresh ideas to rejuvenate an ODI team that has failed to adapt to new regulations that call for greater batting depth and hitting power

Sidharth Monga

India v SA, 5th ODI, Mumbai

Dhoni lost for ideas on 'true batting wicket'

Oct 25, 2015: MS Dhoni has insisted that his side's seamers and spinners tried everything to contain the charge of South Africa's batsmen at the Wankhede stadium, but conceded their plans did not work on a true batting wicket and against an opposition that accelerated

Rachna Shetty in Mumbai

Does Dhoni care about winning now?

Oct 24, 2015: He seems to have let the pursuit of results change his captaincy

Sanjay Manjrekar

India v South Africa, 5th ODI, Mumbai

India hold momentum ahead of series-decider

Oct 23, 2015: With the manner in which this series has progressed one couldn't ask for a more fitting finale. Both teams know what is at stake, but the momentum lies with the hosts

The Preview by Firdose Moonda

India v SA, 4th ODI, Chennai

Dhoni hails Kohli's mindset, approach in the heat

Oct 22, 2015: Virat Kohli's 23rd ODI century was the cornerstone of India's series levelling victory in Chennai and it was also a sign of his evolution as a batsman according to MS Dhoni

Alagappan Muthu in Chennai

India v SA, 4th ODI, Chennai

New rules have made slogging difficult - Dhoni

Oct 22, 2015: India's captain MS Dhoni believes that the presence of an extra fielder outside the ring during the slog overs has made it "difficult" for batsmen to find the "big shots"

Alagappan Muthu in Chennai

India v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Indore

'Can't put too much pressure on youngsters' - Dhoni

Oct 14, 2015: MS Dhoni had intended to bat at No.4 in the ODI side after his Test retirement, but he decided to stay at No.5 to help the development of the junior players. His finishing ability was again on show in India's win in Indore.

Alagappan Muthu

India v SA, 2nd ODI, Indore

Calm Dhoni towers above the chaos

Oct 14, 2015: After a difficult week in which his very place in the team was being questioned, he answered back with an innings of hope, skill and defiance

Alagappan Muthu in Indore

India v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Indore

Dhoni, spinners lift India to 22-run win

Oct 14, 2015: South Africa's batsmen could not pull off a successful chase of what seemed to be a below-par target as India, led by their spinners and MS Dhoni, leveled the series with a 22-run win and maintained their 100% record at the Holkar Stadium in Indore

The Report by Firdose Moonda

India v SA, 1st ODI, Kanpur

Dhoni takes blame for botched chase

Oct 11, 2015: MS Dhoni has said that he was let down by his fast bowlers, who he felt should've "executed the yorkers" better during the death overs

Alagappan Muthu in Kanpur

India v SA, 1st ODI, Kanpur

If Dhoni goes up, Rahane goes out

Oct 10, 2015: In his new role, at No.4, he wants to shape an innings, rather than finish it. Those intentions cannot be faulted, but the knock on effect is that Ajinkya Rahane is left in the cold

Alagappan Muthu in Kanpur

SA in India 2015-16

Agarkar questions Dhoni's place in the team

Oct 9, 2015: Former India fast bowler Ajit Agarkar has called for the selectors to scrutinise MS Dhoni's role in the Indian team, and not merely as captain

Raunak Kapoor

India's T20 line-up problem

Oct 7, 2015: It is one of their great strengths to be able to take the same foundation into every format, but in the shortest, it just might also be a weakness

Sidharth Monga

India v South Africa, 2nd T20, Cuttack

'Need to play my shots whatever the situation' - Dhoni

Oct 5, 2015: MS Dhoni believes his playing according to a situation has been hampering his performance as a batsman in Twenty20 cricket

Sidharth Monga

India v South Africa, 1st T20, Dharamsala

Aggression not about talking tough or physical aggression - Dhoni

Oct 1, 2015: A day before the start of the India-South Africa T20 series, MS Dhoni said that he "would love" to bat up the order, but was non-committal about it

ESPNcricinfo staff

Help for Heroes charity match

Dhoni seals Help for Heroes XI win

Sep 18, 2015:

ESPNcricinfo staff

The MS Dhoni batting manual

Sep 1, 2015: An unorthodox technique, a sharp cricket brain, and supreme belief in his abilities have made Dhoni the batsman he is

Aakash Chopra

Dhoni and Kohli: a clash of ideologies?

Jul 2, 2015: The personalities and philosophies of India's two captains could not be more different. That makes for a tricky situation, which India's cricket administration must handle well

Sidharth Monga

India in Zimbabwe 2015

A squad without pace, keepers, or future planning

Jun 29, 2015: Five questions for the selectors who picked the second-string squad for the tour of Zimbabwe

Sidharth Monga

India in Zimbabwe 2015

BCCI keen on strong squad for Zimbabwe tour

Jun 28, 2015: MS Dhoni may have hinted last week that his long season would end with the Bangladesh ODIs, but India's limited-overs captain could still find himself in the squad for the short tour of Zimbabwe next month

Amol Karhadkar
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