Rajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton talks about his stint as mental conditioning coach with the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian team and about getting players to open up, says Dhoni’s “strategic brain” sets him apart, and recounts his “biggest professional mistake”
Ind vs SA, India vs South Africa World Cup 2019: In just one over, the 28-year-old leg-spinner mounted immense amount of pressure on the South African batting lineup by sending two set batsmen back to the pavilion.
India will face South Africa in the Freedom Trophy which begins from September 15. It includes three T20Is, which will be followed by three Test matches. Zimbabwe will tour India in the early part of next year.
Kolkata, Feb 21 (ANI): India's limited-over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday expressed confidence on winning the upcoming T20 World Cup to be held in the country, saying that the team has all the required ingredients and qualities needed to clinch the title. Dhoni added that in the upcoming Asia Cup matches, he will try to give as many games as to all the individuals who have not played so far. Talking about bowler Mohammed Shami, whose availability for the World T20 cup is unlikely, Dhoni said of course he will have to prove his fitness. He added if he doesn't, they have replacement.
With Asia Cup being played in a T20 avatar for the very first time keeping ICC World T20 in mind, the tournament gets even more important than it usually does. With two tournaments of such stature being played back-to-back, it becomes important for the squad to be shuffled appropriately and not allow fatigue to creep […]
Pune, Feb 08 (ANI): After T-20 clean sweep in Australian, India's limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks confident for the upcoming series with Sri Lanka. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Dhoni said the team looks balanced and settled as of now, but the individuals also have to take on their respective roles. Dhoni added that fortunately the team has been batting till number 8, which at some point acts as an opportunity for the batsman to express himself on the field. Dhoni also said that in the series, they will focus more on the things that they want to achieve, rather than looking too much into the Sri Lankan side.
Adelaide (Australia), Jan 26 (ANI): Indian cricket team on Tuesday defeated Autralia in the first T20 match by 37 runs, taking a lead in series by 1-0. Indian limited over captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni praised the bowlers, saying that spinners ruled the match today when compared to fast bowlers, as bulk of the wickets were taken by them. Talking of the team's batting format, Dhoni said that Virat is in good form and when he is taking the risk of playing a big shot, he calculates it well
Perth, Jan 11 (ANI): Indian ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the forthcoming series against Australia will be a 'learning curve' for the youngsters in the side, adding that it would test the senior players of the team as well. The 34-year-old said the series against the 'tough' Australian side would provide a lot of exposure to the youngsters. Talking about his strategy, Dhoni said that his side would focus on one game at a time rather than looking at the series as a whole.