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Analysis of Dhoni's art of batsmanship

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12 minutes ago, rkt.india said:

Consolidating to take the game deep is good but problem arises with number of dot balls, just too many. No one is asking him to blast when score is 87/5 but bit more strike rotation will be good.  You can bat at 50-60 SR for more than half the innings.

the aim is to play risk free cricket and elongate the innings and in process he becomes ultra cautious.That he has his own limitations with the bat also hinders strike rotation sometimes.Even during the match I thought he was in his shell for 2-3 more overs than he should have been.

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he starts off slow, unacceptably slow, but he never gets out until he's done getting his strike rate right up there. it's remarkable how he does this time and again. whatever method he has has to be respected. you can't make runs when you're out and he's found an almost surefire way to stay in.

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As a full package with multiple skills, nobody is as good as Dhoni in our ODI team, and this has been the case for years now. He has been used as a floater throughout his career and that is something which is very hard to find a replacement for. People who have some sort of experience of playing high level cricket would know how much a nightmare it is to float around as per situation demands. 4,5,6,7 - All these positions require multiple skills, temperament, hitting abilities, running between the wickets, fitness. We have recently started testing different players(KL, Pandey, Kedar, Pandya) using them in different positions to groom them to become Yuvis and Dhonis of our middle order who can play in all situations. It is a killing job to do.

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On 9/17/2017 at 10:43 PM, sergio04 said:

he can play at 4

but he has to score run a ball

not these (11 of 29) type start 

and should start hitting near 37 over .

 

11 of 29 starts is just fine if the next 89 runs come at 71 balls. Slow start is not a problem if there is a good finish. 

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31 minutes ago, mishra said:

Problem lies with assumption that wicket keeper must be match winner while rest of batting order is laying eggs. Most of our batting order should have only match winner before we can start pointing finger on MSD.

Egg Laying other batsmen are the ones who are still winning matches. Not Dhoni.Dhoni has been a great support only. Yesterday also it was Pandya's innings.

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The fact that he's the captain has given him the leverage to choose his batting position. Except Kohli who's the star player, he has shunted all the other players up and down the order to his benefit. Can't complain much as most of his tactics worked. May be he understood his strengths and weaknesses. However,  someone like Raina has been affected by this approach. Played selflessly but now is no more a part of the setup because of random shuffling.

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31 minutes ago, Kerberos said:

Egg Laying other batsmen are the ones who are still winning matches. Not Dhoni.Dhoni has been a great support only. Yesterday also it was Pandya's innings.

Who are the match winners from batting order, Can you list please? Also, Are we saying that Pandya a match winner batsman?

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20 minutes ago, The Dark Horse said:

The fact that he's the captain has given him the leverage to choose his batting position. Except Kohli who's the star player, he has shunted all the other players up and down the order to his benefit. Can't complain much as most of his tactics worked. May be he understood his strengths and weaknesses. However,  someone like Raina has been affected by this approach. Played selflessly but now is no more a part of the setup because of random shuffling.

 

Raina should push little harder and make some good scores in domestic games....

He will be the first choice player for selectors, if he improve his fitness because of below factors

1) Ample amount of Intl Exp

2) He can bowl part time  

3) Wonderful fielder

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When Dhoni comes to bat, he only got one motive: To score as many as runs for himself to keep his average up. To do so, he will play dot balls, doesn't matter what situation is, it works wonders if he is chasing a small target. If he is chasing a decent score, he will make sure that India has no chance of getting to that targert. For example, during WC 2015 semi final when he came to bat after Raina falling, India still had outside chance if someone plays a blinder. But his TUK TUK batting made sure that by 40th over there was no way in hell India would be anywhere close to winning even 4 wickets were still remaining. 

Edited by wanted_desi

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14 hours ago, wanted_desi said:

When Dhoni comes to bat, he only got one motive: To score as many as runs for himself to keep his average up. To do so, he will play dot balls, doesn't matter what situation is, it works wonders if he is chasing a small target. If he is chasing a decent score, he will make sure that India has no chance of getting to that targert. For example, during WC 2015 semi final when he came to bat after Raina falling, India still had outside chance if someone plays a blinder. But his TUK TUK batting made sure that by 40th over there was no way in hell India would be anywhere close to winning even 4 wickets were still remaining. 

I could not have said it any better. dhoni is currently playing to stay alive. He like me knows that other 5 wktkeepers are better than him.

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