India recently got done with their three months long tour to Australia and New Zealand, which saw them create some historic moments, as well as did the most by preparing themselves for the forthcoming World Cup, through match winning performances from familiar figures in the fifty over format.
India became the first Asian team to win a Test series in Australia after a wait of 70 long years, which was followed by their triumph in the three-match ODI series by 2-1.
Their good run in the colored kits continued in the Kiwi land – New Zealand, where team India managed to thump a formidable New Zealand lineup by 4-1. However, they ended their campaign with a blip as they faced a narrow defeat against New Zealand by 2-1. Over the last three months team India have had standout performances from Cheteshwar Pujara, Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohi, Shami, Bumrah, but one player whose performance mattered the most with the world cup in sight was MS Dhoni.
The veteran wicket keeper batsman scored three consecutive fifties, two of them which came under a winning cause against the Aussies in the ODI series, which eventually saw him grasp the player of the series award. He played a couple of handy knocks in New Zealand as well, which will give team India the confidence while heading into the world event according to former Indian skipper – Sourav Ganguly
“The biggest positive for India was MS Dhoni because his performance from the past one year didn’t show he will go to the World Cup. He has improved a lot in the Australia and New Zealand series. So, this is the biggest positive for India,” Ganguly was quoted saying.
The next frontier for MS Dhoni and Team India will be in a home series against Australia starting February 24, which consists of 2 T20Is and 5 ODIs.
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