Deccan Chronicle – M S Dhoni not finding a place in the T20 squad (v West Indies and Australia) and Rohit Sharma’s return to the Test team were the most significant decisions taken by the selectors on Friday.

Summary

  • M S Dhoni not finding a place in the T20 squad (v West Indies and Australia) and Rohit Sharma’s return to the Test team were the most significant decisions taken by the selectors on Friday.
  • Since he led India to victory in the inaugural T20 World Championship, Dhoni has been the country’s pre-eminent — for several years also the best — in this format.
  • Unlike some players who’ve complained of the lack of communication between them and the selectors about their being dropped from the India squad, I would be surprised if this was the case with Dhoni.
  • The T20 World Cup comes a year later, when Dhoni will be pushing 40, and he is unlikely to last that long.
  • Not being part of the T20 team frees up Dhoni to focus his attention and energies for one-day cricket and the impending World Cup.


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