Former Captain of India MS Dhoni has been in the social phase since he took a break from the cricketing grounds. It is yet to be known whether he takes retirement or will continue his play. Earlier, he was the one who led India to victory in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 and continues to captain the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, the wicketkeeper-batsman doesn’t seem to be in the team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2020, to be held in Australia next year.
Dhoni has already missed out a spot in the squads for the T20’s against the West Indies and South Africa. Former India captain and coach Anil Kumble believes MS Dhoni deserves a proper send-off and said that the selectors need to streamline approach ahead of the T20 World Cup.
“I think the selectors will have a take a call as to which is the likely team that you’d want in the World Cup because the World Cup is just a year away,” – he added.
He spoke over India’s campaign in the recently concluded 50-over World Cup, where India was knocked out in the semi-finals.
“You’d want a consistent team to be playing right throughout and that’s exactly what didn’t happen in the 50-over competition.” – Kumble said
India is still at a hurdle point when it comes to batting number four since the world cup and Kumble believes an issue like this would hamper the team chances even more in the shortest format.
“There were a lot of changes leading up to the World Cup. We were still not sure about who that number 4 would be, the whole World Cup we kept on discussing who should bat at number 4, and that’s not what you want leading up to the 20-over World Cup. You’d want all those roles and responsibilities to be fixed and make sure that you have back-ups for certain positions, just in case somebody gets injured or if somebody’s out of form,” – he said.
Recently India has made a clean sweep of 3-0 against the West Indies in the Caribbean and India gets ready for the clash in the next T20 against the visiting South African team.