Cheteshwar Pujara unlikely starter in 'home' ODI, says MS Dhoni

Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have struggled to cobble together sufficiently big opening partnerships for the rest of the batting line up to build upon. Dhoni, however, sounded unfazed about the criticism he and the team had to go through after a series of losses.

updated: January 10, 2013 17:11 IST
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Rajkot: Prolific Saurashtra middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, who slammed his career's second Ranji Trophy triple hundred on Thursday, may have to wait a little more to make his ODI debut, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated.

"Well it (ODI debut) looks very unlikely as of now because we have to see the whole batting line-up the position he's ideally suited for and all those things. As of now, it looks very unlikely," said Dhoni on the eve of the first ODI against England at the SCA stadium here.

"Let's see what happens tomorrow. If somebody gets unfit, we'll see...," he added.

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