Ravi Shastri explains why MS Dhoni took the ball

Ruben Holloway
July 19, 2018

Adil Rashid and his place in the England squad is more or less settled in the context of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Arguably the best finisher of modern times and a world cup-winning captain MS Dhoni's knock also got trolled on social sphere where fans reckoned he should retire.

Kent captain Sam Billings has been called into the England one-day worldwide squad for their crucial series decider against India on Tuesday.

Following the ODI decider, the teams head for a two-week break after which they return on August 1 to play the first of the five Tests.

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Root, whose second successive century ensured England clinched the one-day series 2-1, dropped his bat in the manner of a singer dropping a microphone at the end of a performance.

It was England's bowlers who set up this win, with Adil Rashid and David Willey, two of the five Yorkshire cricketers in their XI, taking three wickets apiece.

Root, who was dropped from the final match of England's preceding 2-1 Twenty20 series loss, told Sky Sports: "It feels fantastic".

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And to think, some on social media where wondering whether Joe Root was a necessity in England's one-day side! If Roy misses out, Hampshire captain James Vince could be in line for his first ODI appearance in almost two years, although Monday saw England call up Kent's Sam Billings as additional batting cover for the series finale in Leeds. Hopefully we can carry on that trend."India, second to England in the ODI standings, won the series opener by a decisive eight wickets at Trent Bridge only to be equally well-beaten at Lord's". "We thought Dinesh did well, but he couldn't convert his start, so I don't regret the batting order changes".

Root (100 not out) and Morgan (88 not out) shared an unbroken third-wicket stand of 186 as England won with 33 balls to spare.

Later in the Indian innings, Williey dismissed MS Dhoni with a cracking delivery.

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In 321 ODIs, Dhoni has scored 10046 runs at an average of 51.25.

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