MS Dhoni, who has been in a sabbatical year since India’s semifinals at the 2019 Men’s Cricket World Cup, now has to return to the Indian side of the IP20 route ahead of the T20 World Championship in Australia.
India has played three T20I series and one ODI series since the 50th World Cup in England, and since the former skipper did not participate in any of them, there was fierce speculation about his future.
Now that the next major ICC event is less than a year away, preparations are in progress as India seeks to find its best combination for the event, and coach Ravi Shastri said the 2020 Indian Premier League will be the management and selection committee A trade fair would give an idea of whether Dhoni fits into their tournament plans.
“It all depends on when he starts playing and how he plays during the IPL,” Shastri told IANS. “What are the other people doing with the wicketkeeping gloves or what is the shape of these players as opposed to Dhoni’s form? The IPL is becoming a massive tournament because this could be the final tournament after which more or less your 15 will be decided. “
Dhoni has been a strong force for three-time champions Chennai Super Kings, especially in the last two editions, where he has collected 871 runs with an impressive average of 79.18 while batting at 144.44. He led CSK 2018 to their third title win before they finished second in a tight defeat against the Mumbai Indians in the final in 2019. In T20Is over the same period, Dhoni scored 253 runs at 42.16, but his strike rate, which dropped to 116.07 in five innings in 2019, could be worrying.
But Shastri said the IPL would help eliminate the mess.
“There could be a player in the event of an injury or whatever and there and in the vicinity, but your team, I would say, would be known after the IPL. What I would say is rather than speculation about who’s where to wait for something. ” overcome the IPL and then you will be able to pick up a call who is the top 17 in the country. “