Sorting out batting order will be a challenge: Dhoni

Mumbai, June 7 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who will lead a second string India team for the limited overs tour to Zimbabwe, said on Monday that his first challenge will be to get the batting order right.

Ahead of the team’s departure on Tuesday, Dhoni, while addressing the press here, said India cannot afford to be complacent and the African minnows can pose a challenge for his rookie side.

“Zimbabwe can be challenging at times, our challenge will be slot placing in the batting order. It will be a different experience, will be playing with many players for the first time,” Dhoni said here.

India will take on the hosts in three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and as many Twenty20 Internationals at the Harare Sports Club with the first match to be played on June 11.

Dhoni, however, put the ball on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) court when he was asked to comment on former team director Ravi Shastri’s statement to elevate Test skipper Virat Kohli as captain in all the formats.

“I enjoy my game, captaincy decision will be taken by BCCI,” he said.

–IANS

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