Veteran Indian crickeyer Suresh Raina, who departed from the IPL 2020 camp in Dubai final week citing “private causes”, believes Chennai Tremendous Kings captain MS Dhoni is the very best batsman to exchange him at No.3 within the batting lineup.
In dialog with Outlook, Raina justified his level by recalling the captain’s spectacular 148-run knock in 2005 in opposition to Pakistan at dwelling.
“He has the expertise to bat at that place. How can one overlook Dhoni’s 148 in opposition to Pakistan within the second ODI at Visakhapatnam in April 2005,” mentioned Raina.
The previous Indian cricketer additionally reckons that Dhoni has the power to “win a match single-handedly and may change the course of a match anytime.”
“It is a very essential place and the No. 3 place will give Dhoni extra flexibility,” mentioned Raina.
Just a few days earlier, his former Indian teammate, Gautam Gambhir had spoken on the identical line suggesting the CSK administration to push Dhoni up the order at No.3.
“It will likely be a superb alternative for MS Dhoni to return and bat at No. 3. And he has been away from the sport for the final one 12 months, so he would find yourself getting much more balls to face after which he can truly play the anchor innings as effectively which he has been doing for India for the final couple of years,” Gambhir mentioned on Star Sports activities’ present Cricket Related.
“So, MS Dhoni at No. 3 after which they have depth with Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, all these guys they’ll are available. So, I feel it’ll be a fantastic alternative for somebody like MS Dhoni and I’m positive he’s going to relish that. Additionally, Suresh Raina not being there, you need to have some skilled participant batting at No. 3, so it might be MS Dhoni now.”
IPL 2020 will begin on September 19 with the ultimate on November 10. The schedule is prone to be introduced on Sunday (September 6).
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