ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Photos - MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina at Mumbai Airport
 
Latest On ApunKaChoice 
Photo Gallery : Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Pooja Chopra at ‘Step Up: All In’ premiere
Article : Ganesh Chaturthi: Bollywood celebs chant ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’
Photo Gallery : Shraddha Kapoor launches Filmfare cover
Slide Show : 'Lingaa' first look: Superstar Rajinikanth arrives in style
Photo Gallery : Ranbir, Abhishek, John, Varun, Sachin at Indian Super League launch
Article : Emraan Hashmi prays at Ajmer dargah for ‘Raja Natwarlal’ success
Slide Show : Watch: Shahid Kapoor seeks revenge in 'Haider' song ‘Aao Na’
Photo Gallery : Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick at ‘Raja Natwarlal’ presser
Article : Comedy Nights: Kapil Sharma has fun with Ninja Turtles
Article : Deepika Padukone to host get-together for 'Finding Fanny' team

Photos - MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina at Mumbai Airport

Dhoni looking for a new start in post-Tendulkar era
Date: Tue, Dec 03, 2013
 
Photos 1 of 11    
Suresh Raina-MS Dhoni-Yuvraj Singh

Suresh Raina-MS Dhoni-Yuvraj Singh

IANS: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Sunday said it will be a fresh start for Indian cricket as the team embarks on a tour to South Africa without batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from all forms of cricket last month.

Dhoni said the three-match ODI series that starts the tour will help the team prepare well for the two Tests.

India will first play the ODI series in Johannesburg (Dec 5), Durban (Dec 8) and Centurion (Dec 8).

The only practice match, a two-day affair, is slated for Dec 14 and first Test starts Dec 18 in Johannesburg and the second from Dec 26 in Durban.

"If you see, there is always a new start," Dhoni said before the team left for South Africa.

He said it will be a new challenge for his young team

"Many of them have had good exposure if not in Tests, but in ODIs. It is a new challenge for all of them and a new learning curve. It is always a challenge when you go outside. Which length to bowl and to adjust to the bounce of the wickets. It is good to start with ODIs. As the batsmen can play their shots and express themselves and carry it into the Tests," Dhoni said.

Dhoni also surprised the media by saying that Gautam Gambhir, who is not part of the squad, could be the third opener in Tests. Gambhir has done well in the ongoing Ranji Trophy.

"If you see, Gautam is definitely our third opener that we are considering. As of now, Vijay and Shikhar, they have done really well for us. So third opener as of now is Gautam," Dhoni said.

Reminded that Gambhir is not part of the squad, Dhoni said: "I know (Gambhir not being in team) but he is the third opener. But he never asked if he is part of the team."

Dhoni also said that it was not decided who will replace Tendulkar at No.4 in the Tests.

"We are not decided on No.4. No one is going to replace anyone else. If possible, we will omit the number 4. And try to bat 1, 2, 3, 5, 6... And 12," said Dhoni.

Dhoni also hoped that the bowlers will perform better in the death overs unlike what they have done in the series against Australia.

"In different conditions the statistics would be different. There will be pace and bounce on offer for the fast bowlers. Along with the yorkers, they can use bouncers and a little bit pace. So we will see how it goes," he said.

The India captain said bowlers have improved a lot while bowling in the death overs, but expects a lot from them.

"In the last few matches it has improved a lot but we are trying to see how to improve (more), so that we don`t give lot of runs in the last 10 overs. If you see our Champions Trophy performance and if you compare our death (overs) bowling you will see that it is a completely different scenario. The ideal would be to compare how the Indian bowlers performed in the last 10 overs and how Australian bowlers performed in the death overs in the same game. Then it becomes more realistic," he said.

Dhoni said it would be a good series between the two top Test nations.

"If you see both the teams are well positioned in the rankings. In ODIs it is us and in Tests it is they. It is going to be exciting and interesting series. The key is getting adjusted to conditions as early as possible," he said.

"They have a very good team, well balanced team, with genuine all-rounders. Pressure goes hand in hand whether in India or away," he added.

Dhoni also said that the team management is yet to decide whether they will go in with five specialist bowlers.

"We have to see the strength of our batting line up. At the same time, whether four bowlers are good enough to get the opposition out. If you see, at times five batsmen are not enough, even six are not enough. And if you see the last two Test matches, the number six batsman has had a lot of impact on the game. We will weigh how it is and then decide," he said.

(Photo: B L Soni/ IANS)

Suresh Raina-MS Dhoni-Yuvraj Singh Photo Gallery / Stills / Images / pictures
« Previous 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 Next »  
Suresh Raina-MS Dhoni-Yuvraj Singh
MS Dhoni
Yuvraj Singh
Suresh Raina
Indian Team Spotted at Mumbai Airport
Indian Team Spotted at Mumbai Airport
Indian Team Spotted at Mumbai Airport
Indian Team Spotted at Mumbai Airport
Ishant Sharma
Indian Team Spotted at Mumbai Airport
Amitabh Bachchan at CNN IBN Senior Citizen Awards 2013
 
Esha Gupta walks the ramp for JJ Valaya
Topics : Yuvraj Singh
 
Comments (0) Newest Oldest Best Rated
Be the first one to comment

Login to add your comment.
 




 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Pooja Chopra at ‘Step Up: All In’ premiere

Shraddha Kapoor launches Filmfare cover

'Lingaa' first look: Superstar Rajinikanth arrives in style

Ranbir, Abhishek, John, Varun, Sachin at Indian Super League launch

Watch: Shahid Kapoor seeks revenge in 'Haider' song ‘Aao Na’

Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick at ‘Raja Natwarlal’ presser

Pix: Yo Yo Honey Singh introduces wife Shalini on TV show

Venice Film Festival: Emma Stone, Amy Ryan shine at ‘Birdman’ premiere
Wallpapers 

Raja Natwarlal Wallpapers

Jacqueline Fernandez Wallpapers

Gauahar Khan Wallpapers

Mardaani Wallpapers

Mad About Dance Wallpapers

Mary Kom Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Sherlyn Chopra

Anushka Sharma

Bipasha Basu
New Movies 

Raja Natwarlal

Step Up: All In

The November Man
Videos 

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick

Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor in freaky song ‘Fanny Re’

Watch two Suriyas in action-packed 'Anjaan' trailer

Trailer ‘Happy New Year’ starring Shah Rukh Khan & Deepika Padukone

'Daawat-e-Ishq' featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra

Sonam Kapoor’s wild and sensuous side in 'Khoobsurat' song 'Engine Ki Seeti'


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor