Should mahendra singh dhoni open?
22 Mar 07
No, it will not be justified. He can turn to be an asset to the Indian Cricket team, but he more of a middle order batsman with such a high back lift. Some times he has a tendency to play it across, that may be dangerous especially when he is facing a seamer. His best position would be just after Rahul in this present indian batting line up and ahead of Sachin.
• Sri Lanka
22 Mar 07
Dude.. i feel that if u play Dhoni before Tendulkar.. there is no point playing the god (tendulkar) in the team.. he is a great bat.. but if he comes so down the order.. he wont get a chance to settle down.. he has to just come and hit.. i dont think he can do tht.. specially looking at his current form
21 Mar 07
I would like to differ a bit. Firstly, India has got a lot of good openers like Tendulkar, Ganguly, Sehwag.. so, Dhoni won't really get a favourable look as an opener. Another thing, he has shown his strenght against spinners, slow bowlers or medium pacers who throw poor balls due to tiredness at the time Dhoni comes to play. So, we don't know whether he will be good enough with the new ball and the strong attack of frsh bowlers. So, it looks less likely to me that Dhoni will be good as an opener!