India will face New Zealand in a three-match series starting February 6 at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. Sunil Gavaskar missed MS Dhoni’s name before former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson suggested that the veteran can be given rest in the series.
And ahead of the series opener, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar was asked to predict his batting lineup up till No.7. But while calling out a couple of youngsters for the middle-order,.
After a dismal 2018 where Dhoni recorded his worst numbers in ODIs in his 12-year-long career, he burst into the frame with three back-to-back fifties against Australia in 2019. He scored 51, 55 and 87 in the three-match series against Australia to not just earn the Man of the Series award, but also shrug off all questions regarding his World Cup spot. He followed it up with an unbeaten and a gritty 48 in the second ODI against New Zealand. He amassed a total of 242 runs in the five innings in this year recording an astronomical average of 121 which includes three fifties. However, Gavaskar, in conversation with Star Sports, missed out Dhoni’s name in a bid to give him rest before the Australia series kicks off.