ODIs are mix of Test and T20, says Dhoni

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Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 10:59 [IST]
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ODIs are mix of Test and T20, says Dhoni

London, June 11: Stating that he is a big fan of One Day Internationals, India captain MS Dhoni said the format is a mix of both Tests and Twenty20s.

Dhoni was asked about the state of ODIs and the last edition of Champions Trophy, the wicketkeeper-batsman batted for the format.

"Well, I think I'm a big fan of ODI cricket, the reason being it's a mix of both the formats, the Test cricket and the T20. You see both the things happening in the sense if you lose too many wickets early, you get a glimpse of Test cricket where the batsmen, they struggle, they don't want to give the wickets early and then capitalise and still go on for the slog in the last few overs. That's a general pattern," Dhoni said on Monday (June 10).

"I feel each and every format is special in its own way, but in the last few years I feel we are trying to make ODI too much into a T20 format. We should just leave it the way it is before the recent rule changes came into play. We were already seeing people scoring 300-odd runs, and the opposition, they are able to chase that amount of runs. Too many changes can actually spoil the recipe at times, but as of now, it looks good," he added.

India meet West Indies in a Group B clash of Champions Trophy today at The Oval.


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