Twitter

World Cup: India likely to field Ashwin and Raina, indicates MS Dhoni

Amidst criticism over his choice of the team, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the playing eleven will always depend on the nature of the wicket.

article-main

DNA Web Team

Updated: Sep 29, 2017, 03:08 AM IST

Edited by

FacebookTwitterWhatsappLinkedin

Amidst criticism over his choice of the team, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the playing eleven will always depend on the nature of the wicket but indicated off-spinner R Ashwin and Suresh Raina will get to play in the last group b league match against West Indies  tomorrow.

"Lot depends on the wicket that will be provided. If you are playing in Bangalore, you will have a different playing XI. If you are playing in Chennai, you will have a very different line up for it," the Indian captain said at the pre-match media conference today.

"In the same manner, if you play the quarterfinals in Ahmedabad, where we have not seen the wicket its very difficult to say whether we will go with a 3-1 or 3-2 combination or 2-2 combination. I think a lot will depend on the nature of the wicket that is provided," he added.

When asked about players who have not yet got a chance to play in the tournament so far, he said "Initially, they did not get chance to play. But everyone would have played at least one game before the knockout stage." This was an indication that Ashwin and Raina might get a game tomorrow.

Dhoni also said the team was not bothered about the result of the match between South Africa and Bangladesh although they are now through to the quarterfinals.

"It does not really bother us. We want to have a good practice session and anyway whether you are worried or not, their games will not have any bearing...We want to have a good practice session and we would rather concentrate on that. When we are done with the practice session then we will enjoy the game."

Find your daily dose of news & explainers in your WhatsApp. Stay updated, Stay informed-  Follow DNA on WhatsApp.

Live tv