Kolkata, Jan 3: Team India did not leave any stone unturned during their practice session at the Eden Gardens ahead of their second ODI against Pakistan on Wednesday.
MS Dhoni and team practised hard on Wednesday, in order to win the second ODI to save the series having lost the first ODI at Chennai by 6 wickets.
Virat Kohli who sustained a foot injury is also expected to be available for the second ODI which would benefit the hosts.
Dhoni talking to the media after the practice session said that it was extremely difficult for them to win matches with part-timers alone and there was a need for a genuine all-rounder, expressing his unhappiness over the new ODI rules.
"With the new rules, you've to assess whether six batsmen are enough or seven. It's very difficult to play with the part-timers and expect them to bowl 10 overs," he said.
Moreover he also added that an all-rounder would bring in the much needed balance in the team.
"What we're looking at is somebody who can fill in the gap - a genuine all-rounder to bring in the balance in the side. Lower order contribution is also very important especially when you're chasing," Dhoni said after the practice session at Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
Team India warm up before practice session
Cricketers warm up during a training session at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on Wednesday.
Kohli and others warm up before practice session
Fit Virat Kohli seen with his teammates during the team's net session at Eden Gardens
Ishant, Bhuvaneshwar and Ashwin during the session
Ishant Sharma, R. Ashwin and Bhuvneswar Kumar during a training session at Eden Garden on Wednesday.
MS Dhoni inspects Eden pitch
Team India skipper MS Dhoni inspects the Eden track ahead of the team's second ODI against Pakistan on Wednesday.
Fletcher interacts with skipper Dhoni
Team India skipper and coach interact during the session at Eden Gardens on Wednesday