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Parthiv named as cover for injured Dhoni in Asia Cup

Parthiv named as cover for injured Dhoni in Asia Cup

Mumbai, Feb.22 : Wicketkeeper batsman Parthiv Patel has been called up to the Indian T20 squad as a cover for injured captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Asia Cup, which starts on Wednesday.

"India ODI and T20I captain MS Dhoni has suffered a muscle spasm in the back during a training session today in Dhaka," Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur said in a statement.

"The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest."

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Confident MS Dhoni says Indian team is in auto-pilot mode

Confident MS Dhoni says Indian team is in auto-pilot mode

New Delhi: Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday claimed that the current Indian team is "in auto-pilot mode" ahead of the twin T20 tournaments - Asia Cup and World Twenty20.

The 34-year-old was referring to the recent triumphs against Australia and Sri Lanka, which India won 3-0 and 2-1 respectively Down Under and at home.

"We have played T20s in Australia and the at home in recent times. The team is doing well. So, you can say that the team is in auto- pilot mode," he said.

But the skipper was shared his concerns, for possible injuries and drop of form.

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Not retiring anytime soon, says MS Dhoni

Not retiring anytime soon, says MS Dhoni

New Delhi: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made it clear that he is not retiring from international cricket anytime soon.

The 34-year-old Dhoni had called time on his Test career in the middle of the away series against Australia in December 2014.

Dhoni, who guided India to two world titles - inaugural World T20 in 2007 and World Cup in 2011 - besides overseeing the country's rise to the pinnacle of Test ranking, is seeking to regain the trophy he won nine years ago in South Africa.

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Dhoni content with balanced bowling unit ahead of World T20

Dhoni content with balanced bowling unit ahead of World T20

New Delhi, Feb. 19 : Limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that Indian bowling unit is looking very balanced and settled going into next month's World T20.

"Our bowling has been good in the T20 format on the back of experienced line-up. We are looking good as of now. There is a lot of consistency in death bowling and first six overs. Overall bowling looks very balanced," Dhoni told reporters on the sidelines of an event by Rhiti Group in New Delhi.

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MS Dhoni: When Indian skipper got emotional recalling 8 years with Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni: When Indian skipper got emotional recalling 8 years with Chennai Super

New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) might be suspended for two years, but MS Dhoni, who captained the team for eight long years in the Indian Premier League (IPL), on Monday reminded all of us how close was the franchise to him.

Dhoni, who turned CSK into one of the most powerful T20 franchises globally, got a tad emotional when asked about the team he led since the inception of the IPL.

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Dhoni backs `aggressive` Pietersen to shine in IPL

Dhoni backs `aggressive` Pietersen to shine in IPL

Johannesburg, Feb. 16 : Indian limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that the inclusion of former England skipper Kevin Pietersen will be a great asset for the Rising Pune Supergiants and insisted that his rich international experience will bolster the new franchise in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.

Pietersen was bought by Pune for 514,500 dollars during a player auction for the next edition of the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, which starts in April.

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Indian Premier League has got its share of bad name​: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Indian Premier League has got its share of bad name​: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday stayed away from commenting on the sweeping changes Supreme Court appointed Lodha Commission has recommended on the functioning of the Indian cricket board. MS Dhoni: Indian skipper unveils Rising Pune Supergiants' jersey, thanks franchise for picking him MUST READ MS Dhoni: Indian skipper unveils Rising Pune Supergiants' jersey, thanks franchise for picking him

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IPL 2016: I would be lying if I say I have moved on from CSK, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

IPL 2016: I would be lying if I say I have moved on from CSK, says Mahendra Sing

New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels 'different' about captaining a new team in the Indian Premier League for the first time in eight years and says he has not moved on from his days at the now suspended Chennai Super Kings.

"I would be lying if I say I have moved on. That is the special part of being a human being. There is got to be an emotional connect after eight years (with CSK)," said Dhoni at the jersey launch of his new team, the Rising Pune Supergiants.

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Dhoni lauds India's bench strength before World T20

Dhoni lauds India's bench strength before World T20

Pune, Feb. 08 - Limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has described the current Indian squad as 'very balanced' ahead of the three-match series against Sri Lanka and insisted that maintaining fitness will be a crucial factor for his side during next month's World Twenty20.

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Resurgent India eye T20 series sweep over Australia

Resurgent India eye T20 series sweep over Australia

Sydney, Jan. 30 : After taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Twenty20 series, India will aim to stamp their authority and claim a series whitewash over Australia when they step on to the field for the third and final match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.

The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side registered their first ever T20 bilateral series win in Australia after defeating the hosts by 27 runs in Melbourne on Friday. And, the inconsequential final match would be the perfect way for India to leave Australia after a disappointing ODI series.

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