With Series Won, Sydney T20 game tonight could be Dhoni’s farewell game Down Under
The last game India played in Sydney, they chased down 330. For many Indian batsmen, the Sydney Cricket Ground is their favourite hunting ground outside their home turf.
The surface is a dream for stroke players with no movement and true bounce. For someone looking to regain confidence, this could be the ideal platform.
Yuvraj Singh has done reasonably well in the limited role he has been asked to perform so far. He knows it is his batting form which will count, will Dhoni have in bat up the middle order today?
In both the World Cups India won under MS Dhoni, Yuvraj played the lead role. In the inaugural World T20 in 2007, he set the tempo in the league stages. At the 2011 ICC World Cup, he was the star of the show. He is our X factor, who could turn things around very quickly.
Dhoni will again try to restrict Australia with his spin attack. The India captain has shown how effective he is when his slow bowlers are on. Knowing exactly what to expect from them. The Indian team is expected to remain unchanged though looking at the Sydney wicket today, one would be tempted to include Harbhjan Singh in playing XI today. For Australia, two names stand out with Watson leading the side in absence of injured Finch and Usman Khawaja will finally make a much awaited appearance Australia. How he has been considered not good enough for this series has been much debated .
Most of aa, the man who would like to leave an impact on this game would be MSD himself. With no limited over series scheduled for India down under in the next couple of years, this might well be the iconic cricketers final game Down Under
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