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Micheal Vaughan said India needs finisher like MS Dhoni in 2019 World Cup: India Cricket News

Micheal Vaughan said India needs finisher like MS Dhoni in 2019 World Cup: India Cricket News

MS Dhoni handed the limited overs captaincy baton to Virat Kohli at beginning of the last year 2017. Since then under kohli’s captaincy team India has done wonders and achieved a lot of success in limited overs cricket too along with the dominance in the Test format.

India Cricket news: Does Virat Kohli really need MS Dhoni for the ICC World Cup 2019?

Former England legend and Captain Michael Vaughan believes Virat Kohli desperately needs experienced player like MS Dhoni in the squad for the ICC World Cup 2019.

In an exclusive Interview with India Today, Vaughan said"MS Dhoni is always a threat with the white ball because he's held the finishing position with the Indian side for many years. I don't see it going away too soon. He'll be there for the World Cup next year so lots of cricket for the next year and a half for all of us to look forward to,” .

"Performances always state whether you get that selection. I would think that the likes of Virat Kohli would be desperate to have MS Dhoni in the ranks for next year's World Cup with the experience and skill level that he provides, the knowledge that he passes on to the junior players. I will be absolutely staggered if MS Dhoni is not in the UK next year," he further added.

In the recent concluded tour against South Africa, Virat Kohli has put up a great show on offering as he become the leading scores in both ODI and Test series. Kohli dominated with his bat, scoring 286 runs at an avg of 47.66 in Test and 558 runs at an avg of 186 in ODIs.

Speaking about the batting ability of Virat Kohli, Vaughan said "Virat Kohli is the best player in the world across all the three formats. I would say that Steve Smith has gone just ahead of him as a Test match batsman but I don't think there is a better one-day player than Virat Kohli. What he did in South Africa, 35 one-day international hundreds already... particularly in the second innings chasing down I think he's the best ever," Vaughan opined.

Team India will be touring England in July, 2018 where they will play 3T20I, 3 ODIs and 5 Tests against the host nation.

Speaking about the much awaited tour Vaughan said "The Test tour of India in England should be a fascinating one because as we saw in South Africa, India's bowling attack has certainly got 20 wickets in them and the batsmen can cope with the moving ball.

"I think England will win in home conditions with the moving ball. The duke ball which Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad always get swinging around. I do think India will arrive with the seam attack that is probably as good as they have ever arrived with in England. It's just whether the batsmen can cope with the moving ball.

"If Virat (Kohli) has one of those series where he scores 3 or 4 hundreds, which he's certainly capable of, then it will be very competitive. But you have to say that England will be favourites on home for sure,"Michael Vaughan signed-off.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75