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THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM IN TAKING DOWN WEST INDIES IN USA: DHONI

THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM IN TAKING DOWN WEST INDIES IN USA: DHONI

Indian limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is assured of winning the T20I matches against West Indies in USA

 

 

Indian team is heading towards the time of the scheduled match of T20I against West Indies, the series is tend to start from August 27 and likely to end on the next day, consisting two consecutive games. Indian team in Caribbean land took the lead in Test series by 2-0. India won the first and the third games where as the other two ended as draw. There was a quick decision of playing a T20I series between  both the countries as Boards of both countries approved and will be playing on the ground of USA. It is said that the area of the ground is small and both the teams will be having no problems in scoring runs.

 

MS Dhoni, who will be playing after a long break says that there will be no  problem in taking in taking down the Caribbeans on American ground and expects a huge crowd cheering for his team rather than West Indies.

 

"As fas as effort is concerned, I always felt the USA was big market, a lot of sub-continent people stay here, not only Indians. I feel it is a good start. The timings (broadcast) are also good. It feels good to be here. Earlier people living in US used to travel to the the West Indies to support us but now they have the opportunity to catch the action here itself," said Dhoni.

 

"I would say in limited overs format, the West Indies are extraordinary. They have the right balance, they are entertaining as well. It will be very interesting (the two match series). It is an early morning start here but it won't make much of a difference,"

 

"During this (break) time, fitness is quite easy to maintain. The reason is you have ample time to prepare. What becomes a slight issue is the cricketing aspect. There was a lot of rain back home in India so most of the schedule was indoor with a bit of bowling machine to go with it. There was not much outdoor activity. Anyway feels good to be back. Also, this year we won't be playing a lot of limited overs cricket so this gives us an opportunity to make the most of two days we have." the limited overs captain analysed.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77