MS Dhoni not available for the Windies Tour

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Selection – India’s legendary wicket-keeper batsman, Mahendra Singh Dhoni might not be the go as a wicketkeeper for India anymore. The post-world cup era may see Dhoni’s magnificent career to end very soon. The legend has decided not to travel to West Indies for the 3 match T20I series and 3 match ODI series which begins next month. Dhoni will be no longer be India’s first choice, but the team management will groom the young Rishabh Pant for the future. India will go in their transition period as the replacement of Dhoni is very difficult to find. The retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, and Sourav Ganguly didn’t hurt India because the young talents like Kohli, Pujara and Rahane were in their training periods.

mahendra singh dhoni selection

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Selection

Read: The Best of Dhoni Behind the Stumps

These youngsters had time to come up, but when Mahendra Singh Dhoni will bid adieu to cricket, India will still keep finding his replacement. Although Rishabh Pant is the first choice to fill Dhoni’s shoes. But still, Pant hasn’t got that experience yet. Dhoni was a big help to Kohli behind the stumps. He was also instrumental in the field placements. He even guided the bowlers about where to bowl and what to bowl. Especially youngsters like Kuldeep and Chahal. The duo of Kul-CHA was threatening because of Dhoni’s inputs behind the stumps. Even Mohd Shami credited Dhoni for his 1st hat trick in the 2019 world cup against Afghanistan. His batting hasn’t been to attack, but his inputs are still vital for the captain and the bowlers. And that’s why Kohli is a successful captain of Team Indian than the captain of RCB in IPL.

mahendra singh dhoni selection

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Selection

Read: All of Dhoni’s centuries in the ODIs

After India’s world cup campaign was ended in the semi-final, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was expected to retire. As the BCCI reports say that MS won’t be the first choice of the wicketkeeper. They said stating that Dhoni won’t go to West Indies and he won’t be traveling within India and in the overseas tours too. The 21-year-old Rishabh Pant will be groomed and he will be helped by the legend himself. The team management is eyeing for the World T20I in Australia next year. So they said that this will be a perfect time that Pant should step in Dhoni’s shoes. MS Dhoni will a guiding hand in the team. He will be the part of the 15 member squad, but he may not feature in the playing XI. This is purely due to Dhoni’s lack of hitting abilities which has caused problems for the team.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Selection

Also Read: Who is a better Captain for the Indian Cricket Team – MS or Kohli

The team management and the selectors will meet on 19th July 2019 in Mumbai to select the team for the tour of West Indies.

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Team India is scheduled to play 3 T20Is matches, 3 One Day Internationals and 3 Test matches on that tour.
India will start their test championship event in Antigua.

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