1st T20I, India vs West Indies: After Virat Kohli's success in Tests, pressure on MS Dhoni to save limited overs' captaincy
For India's first ever International series in USA, the foremost responsibility on MS Dhoni's broad shoulders is to help his players adapt to the conditions quickly.
New Delhi: Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team secured a dominant 2-0 series win over West Indies in Tests, where Roston chase (2nd test ) and rain (4th test) prevented a clean sweep from the visitors.
With the opinion of cricket pundits divided worldwide on whether Virat Kohli should replace MS Dhoni as the captain of all formats, it is clear that a dominant performance is required by India in the T20I series against West Indies if Dhoni is to keep the captaincy ball in his court.
Considering India play their first ever International series in the United States, the foremost responsibility on Dhoni's broad shoulders is to help his players adapt to the conditions quickly.
Contrary to the Test cricket squad, World T20 champions, West Indies boast some of the most established names in this format of the game - Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Andre Russell and skipper Carlos Brathwaite – who are more than capable of giving India a run for their money.
MS Dhoni, who struggled for his best form in the 3-match T20I series against Zimbabwe, will be looking to put his age behind and show the world why he is not just considered as one of India's best captains ever, but also one of the greatest finishers the game has ever produced.