NEW DELHI: India want to area out their experienced batsmen at the world Cup in England and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni is high-quality applicable at quantity 5, consistent with batting great Sachin Tendulkar.

Skipper Virat Kohli joins openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma to finish India’s solid top 3 while all-rounder Vijay Shankar is set to bat at wide variety 4 in the sooner video games.

Having Dhoni, whose 341 ODI appearances makes him the most skilled player at this year’s global Cup, at range 5 could make sure the former India captain should nudge along before exploding within the very last overs, believes Tendulkar.


“My personal opinion is Dhoni ought to be batting [at] five,” Tendulkar, a part of the Dhoni-led squad who received the 2011 world Cup on home soil, advised ESPNcricinfo.

“I nonetheless don’t know what the team combination would be, however if you are going Rohit and Shikhar as openers, to Virat at No. Three and whoever at No. Four then Dhoni will be No. Five. Then Hardik Pandya, an explosive participant, follows them.

“That manner the skilled batsmen are nicely spaced out and Dhoni can stretch the game toward the give up where he himself may be explosive along with Hardik.

“From No 5-8 you are looking at finishers, who stay till the end and soak in that stress. I sense we're nicely prepared to do this.”

Dhawan is the lone left-hander in India’s robust batting lineup and Tendulkar said the opener should bat deep into the matches to help dominate the bowlers, mainly the leg-spinners.

“A left-proper combination always enables due to the fact which means the bowler has to alter his line sometimes and the [bowling] captain has also to keep thinking,” said Tendulkar, who remains the most effective cricketer with 100 international centuries in opposition to his name.

“And if there may be a partnership the process turns into even greater more difficult. So, yes, it's miles critical for a left-hander to be there to place stress on the leg-spinner or for that count number any bowler.”

England’s domestic series towards Pakistan has convinced Tendulkar that it might be a high-scoring international Cup played on flat tracks and with new balls which negate opposite swing.

“I agree with when you have nice spinners to bowl in the middle overs they would grow to be picking wickets.

“it's miles all approximately bowling in partnerships — if fine bowlers could bowl in tandem and create strain on the batting line-up, that is one manner of countering most of these elements [that] I experience aren't in favour of the bowlers.”

published in sunrise, can also 24th, 2019