Yuvraj Singh not our only option at No.4, says MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has defended the decision to have Suresh Raina at number four against Australia in the first ODI. The match may have been lost but he says with eye on the World Cup, Yuvraj Singh cannot be the only bet at that position.

updated: October 14, 2013 12:21 IST
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Pune: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was disappointed with his team's overall batting and bowling display after losing the first ODI against Australia by 72 runs here, but said he did not want to single out players.

"I don't want to single out any player. Our batting as well as bowling was not up to the mark. It was not a 300-plus track, and we gave width to their batsmen. Our spinners brought us back into the game. Jadeja bowled well and Yuvraj struck at an important time, but we did not execute our plans," said Dhoni at his post-match press conference.

Chasing 305 for a win, India folded up for 232 in the last over.

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