Dhoni batting at number four is ideal - Rohit

Lula Sharp
January 12, 2019

Sport has a amusing way of putting things in perspective.

Player of the Match Jhye Richardson said Australia were lucky to get Mahendra Singh Dhoni out with a dubious call in the first One-day worldwide against India here Saturday.

India have suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya and batsman KL Rahul from all forms of cricket pending an inquiry into perceived sexist remarks they made on television in their home country.

"Thereafter, the Ad hoc Ombudsman should adjudicate on the matter in the manner as prescribed in the BCCI constitution", the letter from the BCCI legal team stated.

"Based on the legal opinion and till the time the final procedure is laid down to address this issue, will recommend that a communication be sent to the concerned players and the team immediately", Edulji said in response to the legal team's email on Friday morning, which has been accessed by ESPNcricinfo.

The Test series is over and for India, so is the comfort of the Australian summer.

With one eye on the preparations for the World Cup in England, India will be looking to seal the slots in the playing XI.

Rohit Sharma blasted 133 off 129 balls in a fearless effort to keep India in the contest, while Jhye Richardson took four for 26 for Australia.

Dhoni was given out leg before wicket when the Australian team appealed after the second ball of the 33rd over, bowled by debutant Jason Behrendorff, but TV replays showed the ball had pitched outside the leg-stump.

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Australia has rebounded from a Test series loss with a stunning 34-run win over India in the first ODI in Sydney.

"To me, though, the highlight of the series in Australia and New Zealand will be how the bowling attack copes in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah". There is a sprinkling of grass on the SCG pitch and it could push the Indian skipper to opt for a three-pacers-and-two-spinners combination.

They played a total of 13 ODI matches.

Kohli was the top run-scorer in ODIs in 2018 and here is a chance for him to start 2019 with a bang.

"If you look at his overall batting strike rate its 85-90, around 90", Rohit said about Dhoni's ability to hit the ball big.

Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni will add the experience in the middle order. In this interim, Rayudu scored 392 runs in 11 ODIs in the Asia Cup and against West Indies at average 56 including a hundred and three half-centuries.

Their 50-run stand came off only 49 balls as Australia started to show a little more urgency.

TNPL Franchise from Dindigul - Dindigul Dragons also wrote, "Mahendra Singh Dhoni completes 10000 runs for Team India". "So, we had to play dot balls and build a partnership", Rohit said.

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