Should mahendra singh dhoni open?

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@abc_mgs (230)
India
March 21, 2007 1:27pm CST
hey friends, it will be nice to see mahendra singh as a opening batsman, lot of runs will come in few balls. is'nt it?
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@ten010 (81)
• India
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.
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• 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
@abc_mgs (230)
• India
22 Mar 07
thanks for your opinion ! dhoni is a such kind of bataman who can play on any number in his natural game. is'nt it ?
@amitksing (1323)
• India
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!
@abc_mgs (230)
• India
21 Mar 07
thanks for your opinion !
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@cvignesh (304)
• India
22 Mar 07
His current position is the best..because he gives the much needed stability and impetus to the lower middle order in the last 10-15 overs
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• India
21 Mar 07
I am not at agree with this option.. Because there are 4 specialist opners available in team then there is no any reason to open with Dhoni.. He may come at no 3 but not as an opener..
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• Sri Lanka
22 Mar 07
Dhoni wont be a well suited opener for India.. they have alot of talent.. other tha Dhoni.. n Dhoni is very important for india in the last ten overs of the match.. he can really increase the run rate
@abc_mgs (230)
• India
22 Mar 07
you are also right !
@parmanu (784)
• India
27 Mar 07
On one side it is good if Mahendra Singh Dhoni would open. Run would flow like water. Lot of runs will come in first 10 overs. It will be a good start and they can put a huge total on board.