1st ODI: MS Dhoni not keen to experiment much vs New Zealand

MS Dhoni believes after the Greg Chappell era, the Indian team has done away with the 'policy of changing too many things'.

updated: January 18, 2014 12:47 IST
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Napier: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday, ruled out experimenting too much with his settled team in the series against New Zealand but said the five-match rubber should serve as a good exposure to some of his players before the World Cup. (1st ODI preview)

Since Yuvraj Singh is not in the side, there is question mark over the number four spot in the batting order. Dhoni was non-committal about Suresh Raina coming up the order, a role he did not perform with much success against Australia in October.

"We will see what suits us best and then we will move ahead. As of now, after the Greg Chappell era, experimentation is something we have done away with. We don't really change too many things anymore. We will give chances to a few players and hopefully they will rise up to the occasion and accept the challenges that they are pushed into," Dhoni said ahead of the series-opener on Sunday. (Also read: Dhoni not taking New Zealand lightly | Shane Bond warns India ahead of 1st ODI)

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