Monday, May 10, 2010

Dhoni puzzled

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has absolved suggestions that a diffuse Indian Premier League may accept contributed to his side's anemic achievement in the World Twenty20.
Chasing 170 to win from their 20 overs on Sunday, India were belted to 155 for nine, and burst to the clip of West Indies on Sunday on a accessible Kensington Oval pitch.
"(People) can consistently appear aback and say we accept played too abundant candid in the IPL, but (we) accept to do able-bodied in tournaments like these," said the Indian captain.
"The IPL is actual altered from all-embracing format. You accept four foreigners. You don't accept consistently the best bowling attack. You accept to accumulate your ancillary balanced.
"Most of the IPL abandon accept one bowler who bowls absolutely good, absolutely quick, but afar from that you try to ambition the anemic links, that's what happens in IPL.
"But in all-embracing cricket, best of the abandon accept got at atomic three bowlers. You can maybe ambition one or at the best two (bowlers).
"I anticipate the IPL is actual different, so it would be arbitrary to analyze IPL to all-embracing cricket. We are on the accident ancillary and that's the actuality appropriate now."
Dhoni emphasised that his side's alertness was adequate, but he accustomed it was difficult to adapt for short-pitched bowling, which West Indies exploited to set up a 14-run victory.
"We accept able well," he said. "We knew they would use short-pitched deliveries, and we practised adjoin short-pitched deliveries in the net sessions.
"But until you don't face it in a bold until you are not match-aware of what is bare in that situation."
"That's the best important thing. You can do hundreds of things, but back it comes to adaptation, you accept to be out in the average and assignment it out, get a single, accumulate alternating the strike.
"If you accumulate abetment off, and accumulate arena the cull shot, and bodies get out, it gets actual difficult."
Dhoni accepted that it would be difficult for India to authorize for the semi-finals, back their advance depended on too abounding added factors.
"It's a little bit too abundant to ask," he said. "You charge to do able-bodied in a clash like this, and we still accept one added game.
"We would like to do able-bodied (in St. Lucia) adjoin a aggregation that looks in acceptable form, and leave the blueprint to itself, attending to do well, whatever is the equation.
"We can't do abundant about it. What we can do is win that game, and that can be our alleviation award-winning added than annihilation else."
India face Sri Lanka in their aftermost Super Eight bout on Tuesday at the Beausejour Candid Ground.