MS Dhoni on Yuvraj Singh: Can't promote him over 'extraordinary' Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina

Ajinkya Rahane continues to occupy Virat Kohli's number three slot at the moment. 

MS Dhoni on Yuvraj Singh: Can't promote him over 'extraordinary' Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina

New Delhi: With Yuvraj Singh's return to India's T20I squad, skipper MS Dhoni has been tasked with addressing yet another problem.

Dhoni has to find a suitable position for the left-hander who is in need of batting practice ahead of the WorldT20 in March.

Despite playing in all the T20Is against Australia, Yuvi had to wait until the third match to get a chance to bat.

"If you see, Yuvi bats for us at number five. Now it is a bit difficult to promote him above five because in top four, two openers are there and Yuvi can't bat there.

"At No. 3 Virat Kohli is batting and Suresh Raina is there at number four. These four have extraordinary record in T20 in India or outside. So it is slightly difficult," said Dhoni at the post match press conference in Ranchi.

Though Yuvraj produced two important hits to help India win the 3rd T20I against Australia, the World Cup winner is clearly not back to his best.

The Punjab batsman failed to deliver in the 1st T20I against Sri Lanka in Pune and came in to bat only in the last couple of overs in the 2nd T20I on Friday.

Dhoni, however, said he would like to give the left-hander more batting opportunities.

"Going in the 17th or 18th over and playing straight away will be difficult because he is a proper batsman who can hit.

He has always found it slightly difficult. So, we will see how it goes. But definitely, I will try that he too gets exposure and batting opportunity in coming matches.

"But again we want to win games and that will be our priority. But we will see how it goes," said the captain.

Ajinkya Rahane continues to occupy Virat Kohli's number three slot at the moment.

It remains to be seen whether Dhoni will promote Yuvi to that position in the decider against the islanders on Sunday.

(With Agency inputs)

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