Toss important in the second one-day against England: Dhoni

November 16th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Indore, Nov 16 (ANI): Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that the toss will be very important in the second one-day match against England.

India would be playing its second One-Day International match against England in the seven match series on Monday in Indore of Madhya Pradesh.

Addressing a news conference in Indore on Sunday Dhoni said, As the match will progress the will become slower. So there is a chance that later in the game it would be difficult to score runs and the ground is also very small so I think toss will be important, said Dhoni.

Dhoni added that the English side had a strong bowling line up and they could not be underestimated.

They are a good bowling side if you compare it to the side that came last time over here. I think comparatively they are a better bowling side its just that in one game they have not clicked so we cant afford to take them lightly they are a good side and I think they have a very good bowling attack, said Dhoni.

Meanwhile England pace bowler Ryan Sidebottom will be available for Monday’’s second one-day international against India, his team mate Paul Collingwood said on Sunday.

Sidebottom missed Friday’’s opening match due to an achilles injury he picked up at the start of the Stanford Twenty20 competition in the Caribbean last month.

England conceded their highest one-day total of 387 for five after Yuvraj Singh lashed the second fastest one-day century by an Indian. They were then dismissed for 229.

India is hopeful Yuvraj Singh will recover from his back problem in time for the match.

Left-hander Yuvraj pulled a muscle during his ferocious 138 not out and was forced to use a runner.

India may rest Ishant Sharma after an ankle injury forced the pace bowler to miss the opening game after being adjudged man-of-the-series in the 2-0 home test victory over Australia. (ANI)

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