India to go with full strength in third ODI against England, says DhoniNovember 19th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kanpur, Nov 19 (ANI): Indian cricket captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said that his team will go with full strength in the third One-day International (ODI) against England to be played in Kanpur on Thursday.
Addressing a news conference after the net practice session at the Green Park stadium, the venue of the match, Dhoni said, there won”t be much experimentation in the selection of players for the third ODI.
“It’’s a seven match series so winning two games I don”t think means much in a series like this. So, there won”t be too much of experimentation but we will look at the combination, we will see if there is any player who needs rest, but we will go with full strength,” he added.
Admitting the need for an extra spinner in the team, Dhoni said, “You want to have an extra spinner in the side, but you got to see the combination as well because you know you don”t really want to be batsmen short, because if you see in the last game, it was basically Yusuf Pathan’’s last quick fire 50 that really helped us. So at times, it’’s very important.”
India leads the 7 match series 2-0 with some brilliant performance of the Indian batsmen specially southpaws Yuyraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir. (ANI)
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