Former head coach of the Indian cricket team Anil Kumble has said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s performance in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League will also decide the future with his national team.
Anil Kumble said that the future of veteran wicket-keeper Dhoni will depend heavily on the next edition of the IPL. With this, they will also decide whether to go with the Indian team in the ICC Twenty20 World Cup on their tour to Australia.
Dhoni has been out of the national team since the ICC ODI World Cup this year and his future is constantly being discussed, although the former captain himself has not said anything so far, it was believed that He will announce his retirement after the World Cup.
The former player said it is completely dependent on Dhoni’s performance in the IPL and what the Indian team thinks about taking his services to the World Cup. Dhoni can be a part of this team. But we have to wait for that time.
Spin legend Kumble also said that the team management should look for specialist wicketkeepers and not just all-rounders. Dhoni assumed the captaincy of the Indian Test team only after Kumble and was one of the most successful captains of the national team. Under his leadership, India won the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 ODI World Cup.
Anil Kumble said, I definitely believe that you need more bowlers to take wickets in which there is a lot of need to keep Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in mind. Many times the ball gets wet due to dew, so there should be two wrist spinners.
“Management needs bowlers to take wickets,” he said. If the team thinks they need two fast bowlers who can take wickets instead of all the all-rounders, this team is watching. I think this is a crisis situation.
The former captain also said that players who can perform well under Australian conditions should be considered for selection. “It is very important that we think about players who can play well in Australia and bowlers who can take wickets in Australia too,” he said. This will put pressure on the opposition as well. He also considered team selection a little before the World Cup.