Can Dhoni, Raina continue to dominate Eng attack?

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Published: Friday, January 18, 2013, 14:19 [IST]
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Bangalore, Jan 18: With another high scoring game on cards, Team India continues to pin hopes on skipper MS Dhoni, in the third ODI against England to be played at Ranchi, Dhoni's hometown.

Here are a few Indian players to watch out for in the third ODI against England.

MS Dhoni

With 194 runs off 4 matches, MS Dhoni has been the highest run-scorer in 2013 with an amazing average of 64.66 and a strike rate of 82.55.

Team India skipper has recorded two half centuries in the four games he has played in 2013. Currently he is the leading run-scorer for the team in the last couple of weeks, while Suresh Raina follows him at the second spot with 154 runs off 4 matches.

Suresh Raina

With scores of 26, 35*,10, 1*, 43, 18, 31, 50 and 55 in the last 9 innings, Suresh Raina has proved that he is the most consistent player, having scored two half centuries against England.

Moreover, his performance in the last 14 ODI innings also suggest that he has scored 6 half centuries, twice over 40s and 30s which suggests that the top order has collapsed on most occasions.

Raina's consistent show has impressed everyone and has added strength to the middle order as he shares responsibility with Dhoni when the top order fails.

All eyes on MS Dhoni at Ranchi

Team India skipper has been a threat to the visitors in ODIs, having scored 32 and 72 in the first two ODIs. He is one of the players to watch out for in the third ODI against England on Saturday.

Suresh Raina, India's most consistent player

Suresh Raina, the most consistent player in the team would look forward to play his natural game against England on Saturday.

Watch out for Yuvraj's heroics at Ranchi

India's Yuvraj Singh having missed out on the starts he has got against England, would look forward to make it big at Ranchi.

Ravindra Jadeja, a match-winner

Ravindra Jadeja's allround show helped India win the 2nd ODI by 127 runs. The Saurashtra player would look forward to continue his allround show at Ranchi as well.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, India's strike bowler

India's Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is one of the players to watch out for in the third ODI against England at Ranchi.

Yuvraj Singh

The stylish left-hander has secured 125 runs off the 4 ODIs played in 2013 which includes a half century. Yuvraj could be the most dangerous batsman when he is settled. He has shown glimpses of his daredevilry during this series with scores of 61, 32 against England. His bowling adds flavor to the team's bowling attack and his ability to take wickets when needed would add strength making him a dangerous player.

Ravindra Jadeja

Similar to Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja has proved that he could be the allrounder India is searching for, especially after his match-winning performance against England in the second ODI.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

With 6 wickets to his kitty off 4 outings, he has been Team India's strike bowler. With Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Shami Ahmed, Ishant Sharma and Ashok Dinda, Team India's pace attack wears a new look.


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