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India vs Australia: Dhoni to be Rested for Final Two ODIs

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: March 8, 2019, 10:29 PM IST
India vs Australia: Dhoni to be Rested for Final Two ODIs

MS Dhoni. (Image: AP)

MS Dhoni will not be part of the Indian team for the remaining two ODIs against Australia in Mohali (March 10) and in New Delhi (March 13), batting coach Sanjay Bangar said in the post-match press conference.

"We will have some changes in the last two games. Mahi will not be playing in the last two games. He will be taking rest," said Bangar.

Dhoni, who played the first three ODIs of the series with the third one being in his hometown Ranchi, scored 26 as India failed to wrap up the series at the earliest possible chance.

With India not having any home matches till October, this match could well be the last time that Dhoni has played in India Blues on home soil.

The World Cup is widely believed to be Dhoni's swansong in India colours.

However, the Jharkhand State Cricket Association believes that they would get one limited overs match during the next home season where Dhoni could bid a proper farewell.

Knowing Dhoni's allergy to publicity, the chances of that happening is pretty dim at the moment.

Rishabh Pant will keep wickets during the last two ODIs in Mohali and New Delhi.

(With inputs from PTI)
First Published: March 8, 2019, 10:09 PM IST

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