Cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won it all as the captain of the Indian cricket team and now has the chance to lift another title. In the past two years or so, Dhoni has reinvented his cricket and is in the form of his life. Under Virat Kohli, there were talks of the veteran wicketkeeper getting sidelined when runs were difficult to come by. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed once again his ability to fight back those difficult times in style. His wicketkeeping skills though have never dipped and he continues to be the best in the world in that department. Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Squad, Player Profiles of India National Cricket Team for CWC19.
MSD, as he is fondly called, has played 20 innings in England and has 665 runs to his name at an average of 36.94. He is yet to hit a century but does have six fifties to his credit in English conditions. He may play as a floater in England depending on the situation but his importance in India’s chases knows no bounds. If ever the top order crumbles, MSD can absorb pressure better than anyone to shape the Indian innings. If Virat Kohli and the support staff want to get the best out of Dhoni, he has to be promoted up the order. Schedule of Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: List of Indian Team’s Matches, Time Table, Date, Venue and Squad Details.
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This is MSD’s fourth World Cup and he averages 42.25 in the 17 innings in cricket’s grandest stage with 507 runs. He is yet to hit a century in World Cup games with 91 being his highest coming in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka in Mumbai, helping his nation lift the trophy. He has 314 catches and 120 stumpings in ODI cricket which makes him one of the best of all time. Fans will be hoping Mahi can weave his magic again as he has done in the past to help India win the 2019 World Cup.