Instagram

Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 (UAE)

Sohail Speaks Ponty''s Blog Fountain's Pen

User Tag List

Thread: MS Dhoni: "Winning the toss will be crucial"

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Debut
    Jan 2005
    Venue
    Leeds
    Runs
    12,002
    Mentioned
    113 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    MS Dhoni: "Winning the toss will be crucial"

    With just two days to go before the all-important clash between the arch-rivals, Indian captain MS Dhoni has highlighted the toss of the coin as being a crucial factor in determining the outcome of the series. Dhoni suggested that the two teams were evenly matched, hence it was vital to gain an early advantage by winning the toss.

    "Winning the toss will be crucial because dew may have an impact. If you see both the sides, they are quite same. Their ability to play spinners is quite same. I think it will be nice couple of games," he said after the last-ball defeat to England in the second T20I.

    Fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the start of this series, but MS Dhoni played down the hype, pointing out that every India series is important, and that the players were used to the pressure. "Tell me one series which is not big for us" he said. "Whether we play England, Pakistan, Australia or any other series. For us it is all the same."

    "That is how we look at it and don't really look into who we are playing because that can only increase the pressure. We keep it very simple, whoever the opposition is. We look at the format and try to execute our plans."

    India have recently completed a grueling four-match test series against England, and will compete in the ODI series against them in the New Year, immediately after the Pakistan tour. Dhoni advised his players that if the non-stop cricket schedule was taking its toll on anyone, they need to tell the BCCI to avoid injuries. "As an individual, if you feel that playing a series or the next few games you may get injured, which may take you out of the game for six to eight weeks, then it is better off to tell BCCI that you need some rest because you won't be available if you play a few games so it's crucial."

    "I am not worried about too many series happening because I am someone who loves to play cricket. Maybe a few years from the other end will be shortened because of the amount of cricket we play.

    "But it is a good thing because you are always playing the best bowlers in the world and the momentum keeps you going. I am not worried about too many games."

    Bangalore hosts the first T20I between India and Pakistan on Christmas Day, before the sides move on to Ahmedabad for the final T20I on 28 December. The ODI series commences two days later in Chennai, followed by two more games, in Kolkata on 3 January and in Delhi on 6 January.
    Last edited by Shayan; 23rd December 2012 at 11:40.



  2. #2
    Debut
    Dec 2008
    Venue
    Norway
    Runs
    19,478
    Mentioned
    93 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Stating the obvious. Dew plays a vital role in the winters there.

  3. #3
    Debut
    Nov 2012
    Runs
    1,262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yup, win toss & bowl...avoid the dew .

  4. #4
    Debut
    Feb 2009
    Venue
    Watford, UK
    Runs
    7,342
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It should have been an earlier start then.

  5. #5
    Debut
    Nov 2012
    Runs
    1,262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 90MPH View Post
    It should have been an earlier start then.
    i think it is at noon ....earlier than that would have made it a day game

  6. #6
    Debut
    Nov 2012
    Runs
    1,262
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    btw, dew would come into play like in last 20 overs of match.... still,a wet ball is a huge disadvantage .

  7. #7
    Debut
    Nov 2012
    Venue
    lahore
    Runs
    37,214
    Mentioned
    1241 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Dew factor has made the toss very very crucial. The one who loses the toss pretty much lost the game.

  8. #8
    Debut
    Feb 2010
    Venue
    Chandigarh
    Runs
    15,702
    Mentioned
    217 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Fans around the world are eagerly awaiting the start of this series, but MS Dhoni played down the hype, pointing out that every India series is important, and that the players were used to the pressure. "Tell me one series which is not big for us" he said. "Whether we play England, Pakistan, Australia or any other series. For us it is all the same."

    "That is how we look at it and don't really look into who we are playing because that can only increase the pressure. We keep it very simple, whoever the opposition is. We look at the format and try to execute our plans."
    big difference between Indian n Pak teams in approaching Indo-Pak games recently


    The only disability in life is a bad attitude. -Scott Hamilton

  9. #9
    Debut
    Nov 2012
    Runs
    8,202
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Junaid khan,Hafeez.Saeed ajmal will do well in bowling for us
    hopefully Gul comeback in From

  10. #10
    Debut
    Oct 2012
    Venue
    Republic of Wadiya
    Runs
    14,558
    Mentioned
    842 Post(s)
    Tagged
    7 Thread(s)
    Win the toss and bowl. Hard to contain on Indian roads plus the dew is a major factor as well. does have the knack of winning the toss most times than not (at least from what I have seen) so it will be interesting.

  11. #11
    Debut
    Dec 2010
    Venue
    Mohalla
    Runs
    62,739
    Mentioned
    172 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Its sad that Toss plays an important role , its bad for cricket.

  12. #12
    Debut
    Nov 2010
    Venue
    Between Venus & Mars
    Runs
    6,800
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Preparing his list of excuses.......in case........


    " Don't wait. The time will never be just right "

  13. #13
    Debut
    Nov 2012
    Runs
    2,370
    Mentioned
    81 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is because of the dew that the timings have been adjusted, in the T20's I don't really see Dew as a major factor, neither will it be in the day game at Chennai, the two ODI's at Kolkata and Delhi there the dew may play an important role esp in the last 20 overs or so of the innings.

  14. #14
    Debut
    Feb 2010
    Venue
    Chandigarh
    Runs
    15,702
    Mentioned
    217 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by waqar goraya View Post
    Preparing his list of excuses.......in case........
    yes,helping Hafeez with that


    The only disability in life is a bad attitude. -Scott Hamilton

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

:: Cricket-Blog:: wasimakramlive.com:: Sri Lanka Cricket News:: Bouncer Sports:: Cricket Heroes::