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Dhoni’s Men All Set to Put Best Foot Forward against West Indies in Semi-final at Wankhede Stadium

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Dhoni’s Men All Set to Put Best Foot Forward against West Indies in Semi-final at Wankhede Stadium

March 31
10:46 2016

wesIndiaNew Delhi, Thursday, March 31- Men in Blue are ready to give tough competition to West Indies. Alike yesterday, the contest is certain to catch the eyes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned heads on more than a few occasions. Despite the fact that trademark sixes weren’t seen often, he won attention through clever stumping. Job on the shoulders of Virat and expectations from this energetic young man has increased.

It was a tad difficult for the masses to praise him with open heart a few months ago as he being one of the aggressive batsmen. But the dynamic player showed constructive transitions in his game and attitude in the recent past and has been replicating the same in his performance, receiving appreciation from all around. Backing cricketers could help Dhoni get what a team is supposed to do. Eyes are surely stuck on how Dhoni manages his boys to do extremely well in the familiar conditions.

Captain Cool knows it very well that Virat is a kind of player who can hold the fort in difficult situations. Kohli lifted the pressure up from the team completely against Australia in the 19th over, showing the ball a way to the boundary line and snatching victory entirely from the Aussies, if truth be told. West Indies must be keen to bounce back after being defeated in their last match of Super 10 against Afghanistan and put forward the kind of show what makes them a bigger threat for the rivals.

They gave Sri Lanka, England and South Africa unexpected jolts defeating them at a time when each victory was pivotal. Rivalry on field between West Indies and the host has already grabbed the eyeballs. Players of both teams spend good time together but only when the game is not on. A totally different scenario is likely to be seen today at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai when both squads arrive to take a battle between bat and ball into an interesting phase. The supporters from home-side at the match venue are going to turn up in impressive numbers. Terrific performances from Indian players against Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia made them emerge strong day by day. Whenever challenging or fighting totals were put on the scoreboard or challenge was to defend a small score, India pulled off in the competition where situations weren’t too favoring for them. Any defeat after being thrashed by the Black Caps in their first game would have put India in a troublesome situation but they did not let this happen.

Changes in strategies during the match can change the game. Individual performances, along with great efforts as a team, would be required in a match on Thursday. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma may look forward to a longer stay on the crease while opening and so will be others as the objective of cricketers is to contribute as much runs as they can being a part of the team. Kohli’s innings is once again thought to be big if wicket isn’t lost accidentally. If substantial runs are scored by any of the players, it will help the entire team to arrive at a strong position. Dhoni’s captaincy is considered different and unique in several senses. India can be on the winning side under his leadership. The Indian skipper keeps the calm in tough situation. Manish Pandey has replaced Yuvraj Singh but it will be interesting to notice whether he finds a place in the Playing XI or wait of Pawan Negi will come to an end.

Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh and Mohammed Shami will also look for a place but if they don’t and still team wins, nothing will matter then. Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, and Jasprit Bumrah are expected to give their best in high-pressure test. Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Sulieman Benn, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Fletcher, Chris Gayle, Jason Holder, Denesh Ramdin, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Johnson Charles, Evin Lewis and Lendl Simmons are the players who will do everything to mark entry in the grand finale. Cricket fans keenly search for great entertainment today.

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