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Dhoni rested for last two ODIs!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 • Common Sport News Comments

It has been announced that Mahendra Singh Dhoni won't be playing the next ODI against Australia in the ongoing series. Yesterday, in the third ODI against Aussies in Ranchi, India lost the match by 32 runs, chasing a massive 313 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli had scored a stunning century and ended with 123 off 95 deliveries.

After the match, speaking to the media, Kohli said the current team has been filled with youngsters, and that they have utilized the opportunities very well. "With the Worldcup approaching, everyone's keen on getting into the team, and the upcoming matches will see several changes in the team, as there are some issues with middle order. We will bounce back strongly" said Kohli.

Following his words on changes in the team, Indian team batting coach Sanjay  Bangar made the announcement that wicketkeeper MS Dhoni will be rested for the next two matches, and that Rishabh  Pant will be joining the team as the wicketkeeper. "Since this is the last series before Worldcup, Pant has been included to gain experience, and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar will join the team in case Shami doesn't recover from his injuries" said Bangar.

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