We don’t have a problem of plenty: Dhoni (Lead)January 31st, 2009 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 30 (IANS) Leading a very talented team that has the potential to become the world’s best, India’s cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said Friday that his team did not have “the problem of plenty”.”We do not have a problem of plenty. They are players who want to perform and there are talented players in the side. But if you start thinking you have plenty, then it is a mistake,” Dhoni told reporters after the practice session at Premadasa International Stadium Friday.
He said although the team has improved vastly during the past one year, there was still scope for improvements.
“We may have a very talented side, but there are a lot of areas we still need to work on,” he said.
Being cautious of batting second under lights in Saturday’s second one-dayer against Sri Lanka at the Premadasa Stadium here, the 27-year old Indian skipper said that Sri Lanka have enjoyed a good track record on this ground.
“Chasing under lights will be difficult if you bowl at the right areas because there will be something in the wicket in the second half of the game as well,” he said, adding that the dashing opener Virender Sehwag “is fit, and most likely he will play tomorrow” after missing the first ODI in Dambulla due to hip pain.
Dhoni denied that Sehwag’s return will result in a selection dilemma and hinted that Rohit Sharma, who made an unbeaten 25 in Dambulla, will have to sit out.
“We will go with the first eleven that was supposed to play during the first ODI at Dambulla. We do make way for our batsmen. He will be back and our batting will be stronger,” Dhoni said.
Trailing 0-1 in the series, Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said he had nothing to worry too much about in the series.
“Our batsmen, specially the openers have done well. It is only a one-off game that we lost. Still it was a good contest. We like challenges and are looking forward to the future challenges,” he said.
However, Jayawardene’s own form is under some scrutiny as he has failed to score a half-century in the last 13 innings.
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