One Day International (ODI) Captain MS Dhoni should bat at No.4 is what former Indian Captain Sourav Ganguly agrees upon even after foreseeing his role as a finisher.
Generally Dhoni plays at No.5, but the change since last two matches against ew Zealand can be seen and.
Sourav Ganguly points out that a batsman doesn’t necessarily has to play the last 10 overs to become a finisher, At times even Virat Kohli, who goes at No.3 finishes the game.
“Let him play at number four. He will finish from there. Finisher does not mean he has to bat from the 40th over. Virat (Kohli) bats at three and he is finishing games. It’s a wrong concept that a finisher has to come lower down the order. Dhoni got India over the ropes in the other match batting at four,” Ganguly said recently in an interview.
In the last match Kohli made 45 runs and India lost to New Zealand by 19 runs, but when asked if India is too much dependent on Kohli, Ganguly said, “He (Virat Kohli) is an excellent player, but I don’t think the team is becoming too dependent on him. New Zealand is a good side. They will win some matches also.”
On the other hand Dhoni scored 80 off 91 balls in the India vs New Zealand 3rd ODI and showed a great partnership with Virat Kohli, on way to the team’s 7-wicket win over New Zealand in Mohali on October 23. The Captain however couldn’t perform in the fourth ODI in Ranchi as the batting unit failed as a whole to reach the target set by New Zealand, who won to level the five-match ODI series 2-2.