Dhoni in no rush to phase out seniors

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 19:39

Adelaide: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said there is no rush to decide on the future of the senior players despite their poor performances in the Test series against Australia in which his team was given a 0-4 thrashing.

With India scheduled to play its next Test series in September, Dhoni said there was lot of time to decide.

"We will have to wait and watch (if there are changes). Our next Test series is only in September, there is plenty of time, we don`t want to take decisions quickly," said Dhoni after India`s a massive 298-run loss in the fourth Test here that was also their eighth successive overseas loss.

Dhoni said Australia were the deserving winners. Australia regained the Border Gavaskar Trophy by winning the series 4-0. India also suffered a similar whitewash in England seven months back.

"They have played consistent cricket. Whenever a partnership was needed, their batsmen stepped up and put par-plus runs on the board. Their bowlers were also consistent. They always stepped up when needed," Dhoni said.

"There comes a phase in Australia when once you are set it is difficult for bowlers. That is when you have to be consistent with line and length. They (Australia) never gave us boundaries easily," he added.

Dhoni hoped the team would put up a better performance in the ODIs.

"We have the ODI series coming up and there will be a completely different side. It (the tour) is a learning experience for the youngsters. Once you play 100-odd ODIs, it is always good to have that experience when you make your Test debut," he said.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 19:39

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