Five reasons why MS Dhoni can be tried as an opener in the T20 World Cup 2020
After Dhoni's exile as the captain, the team has failed to win anything significant, apart from the Asia Cup in 2018 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
Updated - Nov 11, 2019 10:17 am
MS Dhoni – The rumours surrounding him these days are mostly about his retirement. Is the former Indian captain on the verge of calling time on his career or is he going to surprise everyone with another bold move? One thing we call can agree to after all this while is that he’s too unpredictable, which sometimes is appreciated, sometimes, not that much.
The living legend was at the helm when India lifted the World T20 in 2007, the World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. After his exile as the captain, the team has failed to win anything significant, apart from the Asia Cup in 2018 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. Could Dhoni don a new role to break the ICC knockout jinx? Why not!
Here are five reasons why MS Dhoni could be successful as an opener in the T20s:
1. Likes taking his time before launching the assault
The MS Dhoni we have seen in the last couple of years likes taking his time before he goes full-monty. He knows his calculations and has done a decent job in a few games at the World Cup and if not for Martin Guptill‘s outstanding throw from deep square-leg, maybe India would’ve made it to the finals.
The best thing about a set Dhoni in the middle is, he can brutally assault the bowlers in front of him. He still has a lot left in him and one of the best reasons to say he is still in the plans of Indian management is he has not announced retirement. Maybe they’re just trying to give Pant the time he needs before they bid adieu to the senior gloves man.
MS Dhoni can accelerate the scoring and also completely take hold of the other side while one batsman is launching the assault. He is a batting talent like no other and surely the Indians will not be very eager to get rid of him as yet.