It has been a while and we all have acknowledged the form of former Team India‘s skipper MS Dhoni. Despite the lack of his batting intensity, Dhoni didn’t lose any bit in his Wicket Keeping abilities. However, something must be done to bring back the form of the best finisher and incumbent Team India’s skipper Virat Kohli know very well how to solve this.
It is already believed that Team India is currently at a well-balanced side. Be it bowling, batting or blocking runs, we have proven it all the way now. Cricket pundits have already tipped India to be the favorites to win the title. Recently, Kohli spoke at length about the team combinations of the Indian team for the upcoming Champions Trophy
As per the quotes in the Indian Express, Virat Kohli noted that there was a necessity to ensure MS Dhoni does not come under too much pressure to finish off games. Kohli added that Dhoni was getting overburdened with the responsibility in the lower middle-order. The team has thus worked really well on it and the likes of Kedar Jadhav and Hardik Pandya have added balance to the side.
Speaking about the current form of Dhoni and Team India, Virat Kohli has said:
“The one thing we needed to strengthen was our lower middle-order contribution. I felt too much burden was coming on MS Dhoni in the past couple of years. He wasn’t able to express himself purely because of the fact that there are not enough guys showing composure to finish off the game with him.”
“Having had Jadhav and Hardik do so well in that particular phase of the innings has really strengthened our squad. Hardik coming in provides that beautiful balance to us,” he added.
Coming to the contexts of the whole team, it appears that the captain is quite sophisticated with the form of the team, it seems he is confident heading into the tournament. He now hopes for his team to execute all the plans well. Unless the plans made on the paper are not executed on the field, it holds no value whatsoever it is.
“I think we are pretty balanced going forward. We are a balanced side. Bowlers are bowling well. The batsmen are playing well, we got all-rounders, we have got really good fast bowlers. We are in pretty good head space going into this tournament,” quoted Kohli.
“It’s about execution now. You might have the best side in the world but if you do not execute there is no point having that skill. In a tournament like this it all boils down to how you execute on the day,” concluded Kohli.