Indian Premier League: What will MS Dhoni do without Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja?

In the past, Dhoni faced criticism for giving Jadeja, Raina unconditional support and backing.

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015, 21:32 PM IST
Indian Premier League: What will MS Dhoni do without Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja?

New Delhi: Be it Indian cricket team or in the franchise cricket of Indian Premier League (IPL), Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina have always been the favourites of their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Many a times in the past, Dhoni even faced criticism for giving these two unconditional support and backing.

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But Raina and Jadeja returned the favour by winning many matches for their captain, especially in the T20 format.

In fact, Raina has always played under the captaincy of MSD in the Indian Premier League since its inception, under the banner of Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

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When it comes to the shortest format of the game, Raina and Jadeja easily slip inside the category 'utility players'.

If Jadeja is a proven all-rounder, than Raina too can make a real difference with his blistering knocks, outstanding fielding and more than handy bowling.

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However, in the forthcoming IPL season, the duo will not play under Dhoni, and the credit goes to Players' draft.

In fact, in the ninth edition of the League, they will play against Mahi, who has been picked by the Pune franchise, while, Rajkot chose Raina and Jadeja.

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Worth of these two players can be easily judged as they were the first two picks of Rajkot.

One thing is sure that Dhoni is going to miss the services of two outstanding players, while leading Pune.