Chief selector MSK Prasad is happy with the performance of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He said that due to his merits, Dhoni will be the most important player of the Indian team for the World Cup 2019. Australia and New Zealand tour of Indian team is over India won the ODI and Test series in Australia and also captured the 50-over series in New Zealand. Although India did not win the T20 International Series against New Zealand. Dhoni's performance on these 2 tours was spectacular. In Australia, he scored 193 runs in the series of three ODIs and he was the Man of the Series.
Prasad said to Cricinfo, "The manner in which Dhoni has batted in two series played in Australia and New Zealand, the message is very clear. He has decided to bat in his natural way. We know this Dhoni. It would be a great thing for us if he can repeat those glorious shifts. '
said that Dhoni will be the most important player for India's World Cup mission. He said that he will guide Virat Kohli with his leadership skills. His wicketkeeping skills are also fantastic, as well as he will play the role of mentors of young players. All this together will work a lot. For this reason, I am saying that Dhoni will be our most important player for the World Cup.
Prasad further said that due to short match time, he could not score more runs. But now he is playing continuously, then you see him returning to his color. '
Indian team will play only one-day domestic series against Australia just before the World Cup. Earlier, the players will also play in the IPL. Prasad said, "Before the World Cup, he will play in the IPL. He will play 14-16 matches there. All these will be competing with tough competition. This will give them an opportunity to retain their form achieved in Australia and New Zealand. " Prasad said that he is very happy with Dhoni's batting.