Bring Raina one down..

@vipinl (802)
India
June 12, 2009 8:33am CST
Seems like Dhoni has fixed the no.3 spot for him for whole of tournament. Despite being criticized he is continuing to bat one down, which is not acceptable considering the way he is batting for long now.. he just looks for singles and keep rotating the strike.. at the time when he need to hit boundaries to continue the good work done by the openers. Every time he comes to the crease the run rate goes down.. so better he should leave no.3 spot for more deserving Raina.
4 responses
• India
12 Jun 09
Hi Vipin ! I am Vipin to I am not very much happy Dhoni come at no.3 as what kind of in form Dhoni todays date have. Now as day Raina is in good forms and I would love to watch to play at no.3
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• India
12 Jun 09
Luckily Dhoni has not come at one down position in today's match against the west Indies and lets see if Raina could make a good use of his slot. But its better if Dhoni comes in at No.5 or 6 to bat for the team. That is the best Suited position for Dhoni.
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@vipinl (802)
• India
13 Jun 09
Hi.. none is happy with him nowdays..lol, but ya he sent Raina and should send him in next match too no matter he didn't scored.. it was just a match he should be given more chances at no.3, and i am sure he will prove his worth.
@vipinl (802)
• India
13 Jun 09
At 5th position too he scored 11 out of 20..lol, don't know what happened to his boundary hitting capabilities..
• India
12 Jun 09
Raina is the best player for the one-down spot. No body else can bat better than Raina at that position. Dhoni should bat at third-down. It is the best position for him. Dhoni can't hit too many big hits in the middle overs,whereas raina has the ability to increase the rate at the middle overs.
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@vipinl (802)
• India
12 Jun 09
Yup rite but doesn't seems Dhoni will allow him, he's bit egoistic these days...lol
• India
12 Jun 09
Yes, Raina is the best suited for One down as he is the tailor made for that slot. Dhoni is not at all suited for the one down position but that moron still does just inorder to improve upon his batting average. I have never seen any swahbuckling innings of Dhoni nowadays and may be because of his captaincy pressure he is playing slow. But it doesnt mean he need to come one down and consolidate the innings. If he does that in the test or ODi's then it is an agreed fact but it must not be done in the Twenty twenties as it is very much essential to score quick runs and post up a good total. If you play slow by trying to consolidate the innings, then you are definitely upto nowhere and you are a liability for the team as you are not helping in its progress but you are paving way for its disaster.
@vipinl (802)
• India
13 Jun 09
ya another test innings by Dhoni..lol
@pratik87 (1928)
• India
12 Jun 09
It was a plan that did not work maybe he was just trying to get his batting lineup sorted out before the super eight stage starts since india have opted to play with five bowlers. But i have heard that dhoni has said he is not going to make it a permanent position for himself in the tournament which seems to be right decision. It makes much more sense to send raina or yuvraj singh at the crucial number three spot depending on the situation.
@vipinl (802)
• India
13 Jun 09
Ya Raina is the best option available for that spot, no matter he didn't performed yesterday but still deserves more chances.
@kvarun88 (275)
• India
12 Jun 09
i so toally agree wid u...and even if dhoni wants to come 1 down let he but he is not hitting the big shots rather he is trying to run singles and two which is jus not helpin..! so i think we need a better player at tht crucial spot..!
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@vipinl (802)
• India
13 Jun 09
Finally he sent Raina.. but what a gr8 innings he played 11 out of 21 balls..lol, cm on its t20 not test match