Dhoni claims India will come back stronger for WC title defence post disastrous Oz tour

Mahendra Singh DhoniJohannesburg, Jan 31 - India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has insisted that his team would be ready and come back stronger for the defence of their World Cup title, despite ending a miserable tour of Australia without securing a single win.

India bowed out of the ODI tri-series with another poor batting effort, which fated them to defeat in their clash with England at the WACA Ground in Perth. Sent in to bat, India were dismissed for 200 and although England stumbled early, they recovered to edge their way to 201 for seven and win with 19 balls to spare.

England would now face Australia in Sunday's final at the same venue.

India 's ODI Tri-series fallout ended a fruitless three-month tour for them ahead of next month's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. They failed to notch a win in 10 matches, including four Tests and four ODIs, Sport24 reported.

Dhoni accepted that their batting had been a concern. However, he expects his batsmen to regain their best form before the World Cup and said that the focus would be on recharging their batteries in the coming weeks.

Dhoni said that from a confidence point of view they are quite good, adding that it has been a long tour so far but with this break now, it would really help them. He said that the guys should be able to come back strong. (ANI)




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