Lambs abroad tag is unfair, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Indian skipper MS Dhoni also predicted that some of the matches in New Zealand could be high-scoring due to the new ODI rules and that his side needs to adjust to the conditions where they will have to defend their World Cup title a year later.

updated: January 13, 2014 15:09 IST
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Mumbai: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the upcoming tour of New Zealand will be an ideal exposure trip for his young brigade as it prepares to defend the World Cup, which will be held in just over a year's time in the Trans-Tasman nations. (MS Dhoni looks to improve his performance during New Zealand tour)

"As far as experience is concerned, yes the next World Cup will be in Australia and New Zealand, so most of the players will get the feel, about the wickets. When I first went to New Zealand, the fielding position was very confusing. The shape of the grounds are very unusual," Dhoni said during his team's pre-departure press conference.

"We had to keep fine leg very deep and from a wicket keeping angle it looked like it was square leg. So it takes time to adjust. Overall, it would be a good exposure," Dhoni said at the pre-departure conference in Mumbai on Saturday.

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