Who will win the Twenty20 World Cup 2007

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Dhoni to Captain Twenty20 & ODI Sides?

They say Mahinder Singh Dhoni is a great reader of the game, has is feet grounded, is an agressive and passionate person, and thus will be the best choice to captain the Twenty20 side. This will come to fruit on August 7th when the selection committee will sit to select the squads for the Twenty20 and the ODI sides. The captain will also be announced the same day.

Yuvraj Singh seems to be the only competition. With the big three, Tendulkar, Dravid and Ganguly opting out of of the cup, Dhoni seems the certain choice.

The question does come up, if Dhoni is such a good choice for the Twenty20 team, then why not make him captain for the ODI team too. All the qualities that are required in the shorter version will also be required in the medium version. Rahul Dravid may be part of the ODI team but Dhoni can infuse that sence of urgency and passion that seems to be lacking in the current captain. It is yet to be seen how the ODIs against England shape up but again, England is not a team to select as a benchmark.

Once the squad is captained by two teams, the question above is bound to raise its curious head and the players will be thinking the same too.

How would you answer this question as a selector?

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