India Skipper MS Dhoni Happy to Reach England Early for Gruelling Tour

Indian captain MS Dhoni has urged his side to be ready pounce on the first possible chance against England as they embark on a tough two-month tour.

updated: June 21, 2014 22:03 IST
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The 18-member Indian squad, led by MS Dhoni, is set to depart for England in the early hours of Saturday.


Mumbai: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that finishing games at first opportunity will be crucial for his side against a strong team like England during the upcoming five-match Test series beginning July 9 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

"The 2011 series in England and Australia was very disappointing series for us but when we went to South Africa and New Zealand we were not really able to close the games. It was a good effort by our bowlers but we were denied by some fantastic batting from opposition. When we come to 50-50 situation we should capitalise on that," said Dhoni at the pre-departure press conference here.

Dhoni was referring to the first game against South Africa at Johannesburg and the second and last match of the series against New Zealand at Wellington later on.

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