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MS Dhoni Leads India Out for 200th Time in ODIs, Twitter Rejoices

Cricketnext Staff |September 26, 2018, 12:03 AM IST
MS Dhoni Leads India Out for 200th Time in ODIs, Twitter Rejoices

In a move that came as a surprise to many, MS Dhoni walked out with the team sheet for the toss in India’s final Super Fours game of the 2018 Asia Cup, against Afghanistan on Tuesday. Soon it dawned that Dhoni would captain the side, for the 200th time for India in one-day internationals.

The former Indian captain was to be the stand-in captain for the game in Dubai, with the designated Rohit Sharma being rested for the game. India made plenty of changes to the side, with their captain, Shikhar Dhawan, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar sitting out of the clash in order to give the remaining players in the squad a game. Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Siddharth Kaul and debutant Deepak Chahar were to play in the game.

Once the news spread that Dhoni was going to lead the side, social media burst out with excitement.

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Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
5 4 0 1 9 +1.59
2
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
3
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
6 1 4 1 3 -0.19
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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