New Selection Panel, but No Change of Stance on MS Dhoni's Future

The addition of two new members, together with the chairman, within the nationwide choice committee has not modified the panel’s stance on MS Dhoni, who will “must carry out” within the upcoming IPL to be thought of for T20 World Cup choice, a prime BCCI official advised PTI.

The Sunil Joshi-led choice panel met for the primary time in Ahmedabad on Sunday to select a reasonably “easy” squad for the three ODIs towards South Africa starting in Dharamsala on March 12.

Match-again Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan made their manner again into the aspect.

Joshi’s predecessor MSK Prasad had made it clear that the workforce has moved on from Dhoni and he has to first play to be thought of for choice.

Dhoni, who has not performed because the World Cup semi-final loss to New Zealand in July, will probably be making his extremely awaited comeback within the IPL starting March 29.

“It was a fairly easy choice assembly and since Dhoni was clearly not within the reckoning this time (for South Africa collection), there was no formal speak about his future,” a BCCI supply advised PTI.

“He will probably be again within the reckoning provided that he has a very good IPL. And why solely him, there are such a lot of senior and younger gamers who will play within the IPL. In the event that they do properly, they’re must be thought of too. So, you might see some shock inclusions,” he mentioned.

The T20 World Cup will probably be performed in Australia in October-November and the video games India play after the IPL main as much as the mega occasion will even be an element within the ultimate squad choice.

“However the efficiency within the IPL might be the clincher,” the supply added.

Head coach Ravi Shastri too has hinted that Dhoni might be again after a very good IPL however his future stays a topic of intense hypothesis as he has not performed a recreation in additional than seven months.

Along with his inheritor obvious Rishabh Pant not setting the world on hearth and Ok L Rahul being groomed right into a full-time wicketkeeper-batsman, Dhoni’s comeback can’t be dominated out.

His numerous followers will lastly get to see him in motion when he leads Chennai Tremendous Kings towards defending champions Mumbai Indians within the IPL opener at Wankhede Stadium on March 29.


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