Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni rues batting failure after humiliating loss to Kiwis

Dhoni rues batting failure after humiliating loss to Kiwis

Nagpur, Mar 16 : Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has cited lack of application and partnerships as the reasons behind his side's shocking 47-run loss to a spirited New Zealand in the opening group match of the World Twenty20 in Nagpur.

Chasing a modest target of 126, Indian batsmen failed collectively as a unit against New Zealand's spinners and were bundled out for just 79 runs in 18.1 overs, their lowest ever T20 score on home soil.

Hazlewood believes Australia should play more T20 games

Hazlewood believes Australia should play more T20 games

Johannesburg, Mar. 14 : Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood believes that his side are lagging behind the other teams when it comes to the shortest format of the game, suggesting that his T20 side would serve better if they play more matches before heading into big tournaments.

Hazlewood's comments came after his side suffered a three-wicket defeat at the hands of weakened West Indies in the warm-up match on Sunday ahead of the World T20.

The 25-year-old said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side had prepared well for the tournament by playing a lot of T20 games, Sport24 reported.

ICC World T20: It's a relief to have death bowlers, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

ICC World T20: It's a relief to have death bowlers, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

New Delhi: India are certainly one of the favorites to win the the ICC World T20. Everything has been falling in place for MS Dhoni & Co. They entered the tourney as the top ranked T20 team. India have been in sublime form in the shortest format as they have won ten out of their last 11 matches.

But India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn't want to take things for granted given the format's fickle nature.

Dhoni calls on buoyant India to maintain intensity in World T20

Dhoni calls on buoyant India to maintain intensity in World T20

Kolkata, March. 8 : India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that his side are currently running on the top gear, but admitted that they have to maintain their intensity from the very first game of the World T20.

"I think we are running on the sixth gear," Dhoni told reporters here ahead of their first warm-up against West Indies on Thursday. "I think how we are playing cricket and the kind of stuff we are doing on the field is adequate enough for any level of game and we have to keep our intensity up and the focus should be there right from the very first ball.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits back at his detractors: Top five quotes from the captain's press conference

Mahendra Singh Dhoni hits back at his detractors: Top five quotes from the capta

New Delhi: Soon after India's win over Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup 2016, skipper MS Dhoni was in a mood to payback his detractors. WATCH: MS Dhoni's reply to his photoshopped image by Bangladesh fan MUST READ WATCH: MS Dhoni's reply to his photoshopped image by Bangladesh fan

Ever since India lost the three-match ODI series to Bangladesh eight months ago, several cricket experts and media members called for Dhoni's sacking.

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