Should Ms Dhoni Be An Automatic Selection For The World Cup?
Cricket Today|November 16, 2018
Should Ms Dhoni Be An Automatic Selection For The World Cup?

Against the West Indies in three ODI innings against none too strong opposition he scored just 50 runs at an average of 16.66 and a strike rate of 98 easily the worst figures among the top six batsmen...

Partab Ramchand

He retired from Test cricket almost four years ago and was dropped from the T-20 squad that played West Indies recently. That leaves MS Dhoni playing only the ODI format in which of course he has an excellent record. But as is well known his limited over skills have steadily declined. He hasn’t got a half-century in his last 14 innings and even more importantly his strike rate has gone down alarmingly. That was always the hallmark of his batting – coming up with the big hits and unorthodox strokes while converting singles into twos and twos into threes with his superb running skills and judgement.


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November 16, 2018