MS Dhoni wants Irfan Pathan in 2015 World Cup pool

Indian skipper backs hot-and cold Gautam Gambhir, wants Suresh Raina to take up more responsibilities

updated: January 28, 2013 14:34 IST
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New Delhi: There can be no substitute for good planning. The 3-2 ODI series win against England will give Mahendra Singh Dhoni the mental comfort that he remains India's best man to lead in the 2015 World Cup Down Under, until and unless the script goes horribly wrong for Captain Cool!

Dhoni is definitely looking ahead. By the end of this year, he wants a pool that can be groomed for 2015 World cup. Considering India's packed cricket programme and the penchant for T20 cricket, a bigger pool will not only offer a wider view of the talent at hand but keep players fresher and fitter with a calculated rotation policy.

"It's a long long way to go and you never know what comes up. There is a pool of players who are presently playing one-day cricket and I hope that by the year end things would be clear. We would like to add more players to the list and a larger pool will be nice," said Dhoni in Dharamsala on Sunday.

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