New Zealand vs India: ODIs history, MS Dhoni promises fresh start at Auckland

MS Dhoni revisited Indian team's performance in the two Tests in South Africa to motivate his side ahead of the two-match Test series against New Zealand, starting in Auckland on Thursday.

updated: February 05, 2014 18:06 IST
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Auckland: Desperate to bring the Indian team's faltering tour of New Zealand back on track, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday, asked his players to dictate terms by capitalising crucial situations in the two-match Test series starting in Auckland on Thursday. India were hammered 0-4 in the five-match ODI series which led to the team losing its numero uno ranking in ODIs. (New Zealand confident of upsetting India in 1st Test)

Dhoni revisited the team's performance in the Test series in South Africa to motivate his squad. "If we consider the last series we played, we had one bad session, two-and-a-half-hours of bad cricket. Compared to the cricket we played throughout the series, that was really good," said Dhoni. (Trent Boult vows to put pressure on Indian batsmen with swing)

"We have not capitalised when we had crucial situations in the game. That is the only area of concern to some extent. The batsmen batted really well, but just those couple of hours where we did not do well. We have seen in this format, it can have a big impact on the game." (India need to draw series to retain No.2 spot in ICC Test rankings)

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