After Australia and New Zealand tour, the Indian team will return home after 11 weeks. The Indian team won the one-day series in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the historical record of winning the Test Series for the first time in 70 years in Australia.
The selection committee, which is keeping an eye on the performances of these tours, has made it easy to select the team for the World Cup. MS Dhoni’s performance in Australia and New Zealand is very important. In the One Day series against Australia, Dhoni has won the Man of the Series.
Dhoni scored 193 runs in the ODI series against Australia. In the second ODI against New Zealand, Dhoni scored an unbeaten 48 from 33 balls. He was rested due to injuries in the next two games. The 37-year-old Dhoni scored 39 runs in the first Twenty20 against Kiwi and scored an unbeaten 20 in the second match. Prasad was very happy with his performance.
After his remarkable performance, the selection committee chief MSK Prasad made a big statement. He said, “Dhoni’s way of doing things in the Australia and New Zealand series has got a positive message. We will be happy if his performance continues in the upcoming tournaments.”
“Even though he is getting an opportunity to play very few matches for the upcoming World Cup, we will get to see the old Mahi where he will be playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) before the World Cup. He will get the form again from that 14-16 match. While captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the key players in the World Cup squad, Dhoni will be the first player to be named. His performance and guidance from him in the game is very beneficial for the team, “said Prasad.
India’s first match of the World Cup in England will be on June 5 against South Africa.
Speaking about Dhoni, Prasad further said, “Dhoni is going to be important for the World Cup team due to the two main reasons for the wicketkeeper and batsman. There is no doubt about his ability behind the wicket, but his form is a bit of a matter of concern. But we believe that he will get the form by playing maximum matches.”