All eyes on Dhoni ahead of the first ODI
By B Dixit - Aug 20, 2017 8:09 am
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Former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, automatically becomes the centre of attraction before any limited-overs fixture involving India. Since his Test retirement in December 2015, fans get to watch him on limited occasions, which further puts weight on his name.

Chief selector of the Indian cricket team, MSK Prasad, has laid expectations on runs coming out of Dhoni’s bat in the future. On the other hand, Ravi Shashtri, the Head Coach of the team, has laid emphasis on fitness and considers it as the primary requirement for the future. In such times, it becomes very crucial for Dhoni to perform both as a batsman and a wicket-keeper to seal his spot for the ICC Cricket World cup 2019.

Citing the same thing in mind, Dhoni is running those extra miles and concentrating more on his batting in the nets. India are scheduled to take on Sri Lanka at Dambulla today. With as many as seven changes in the squad that went to West Indies, it will be interesting to see as to what playing eleven does Kohli selects today. Having beat Sri Lanka in an intimidating way (3-0) in the Test series, the ODIs are also being considered as a stroll in the park for India.

Watch the full video to see how Dhoni is preparing ahead of this series: