MS Dhoni: Feel more in control if bowlers execute plans well
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he is happy with the manner his bowlers have executed their plans in the three-match Twenty20 International series against Australia so far
Melbourne: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he is happy with the manner his bowlers have executed their plans in the three-match Twenty20 International series against Australia so far.
India yesterday beat Australia by 27 runs in the second T20 to take the unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. "As a captain I feel more in control if the bowlers are executing their plans well, whether they are spinners or fast bowlers," said Dhoni at the post match press conference.
"Most important is that all bowlers should execute their plans, exploit the fields and look to bowl in the same area, be consistent with the line and length. Otherwise at times it becomes difficult to manage, and boundaries flow just when you try to plug the gaps. If the execution is poor, it seems that there is no plan," he added. Dhoni admitted rule changes have helped the spinners.
Spinner R Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Shaun Marsh yesterday. Pic/AFP
"The rule changes have helped the spinners. There are five fielders outside the circle in T20s which is helping them as compared to the ODIs. I was pretty sure that I didn't want to give spinners any overs in the first six.
"I knew they will hit a few boundaries to the fast bowlers but the spinners will have a very good chance even if we keep the run-rate at 10-an-over. The outfield was a bit wet but I thought the spinners could manage with different lengths and bigger boundaries," he explained.