India have found a settled combination – Dhoni

MS Dhoni has said India have found a “settled batting and bowling combination” for the remaining three Tests in the series against Australia. It is every indicator that India will go ahead with playing five bowlers, including Ravindra Jadeja as the third spinner, for the remainder of the Test series.

Under Dhoni, India have rarely gone in with five bowlers, even if including an allrounder, but the last two Tests – against England in Nagpur and Australia in Chennai – have been different. Dhoni said that playing at home had made the five-bowler choice “a big plan”. Due to the conditions at work, he said, they can perfect the combination at home.

Playing overseas with Dhoni as the sixth batsman makes the batting look “weak.” At home, though, including Jadeja in XI has worked, Dhoni said. “With three Tests to come this looks like a very settled batting and bowling combination.”Read more
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