India not to experiment much in Kanpur

Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 15:12 [IST]
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Kanpur: India, already leading the seven match series by 2-0, does not propose to experiment by way of making many changes in the winning combination for third ODI cricket match scheduled to be held at Green Park stadium here tomorrow.

''We would not experiment much with the team as all our boys Including medium pacer Ishant Sharma are fit and most of them are in good form,'' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni told mediapersons after morning nets.

Ishant who has missed the first two matches owing to injury is fit to play and likely to be included in the playing eleven-may be at the cost of RP Singh who was hit for 49 runs in five overs in the last ODI at Indore.

Pleased with the rampaging batting form of Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni hoped that he would make hattrick of tons at Kanpur tomorrow.

Yuvraj has hit two back to back centuries in the first two ODIs of the current series.

To a question, Dhoni said absence of Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguli and Rahul Dravid would not affect the performance and prospects of Indian team. While Saurav and Rahul are no more the part of one-day cricket, Sachin had opted out of the first three match.

Openers clicking with consistency and middle order responding rather well, India's batting looked formidable, he opined.

Dhoni said winning the toss would be advantageous for the team and added that if India would like to bat first. India had batted first in the last two matches which they had won quite comprehensively.


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