Saturday, February 3, 2007

Should India Include One Reserved Wicketkeepre for the World Cup Squad?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is now in a good form and he seems confidence in both wicketkeepeing and batting. This hard heater dashing batsman has showed his performance in the big matches which is well enough to say that he is going to be selected as the wicketkeeper in the world cup squad. Now, the question is that whether India will take a reserved wicketkeeper in the team. I think India does not need to have the second wicketkeeper. As wicketkeeping is an important position which can not be done by any player of the team, many teams take two wicketkeepers in the final squad. However, I think it is not needed for India to have a second wicketkeeper as the captain Rahul Dravid himself is a good wicketkeeper and can easily carry on the business if Dhoni can not continue his job. Here, it is noteworthy that Dravid played as a wicketkeeper in the last world cup cricket 2003.

So, it is well-enough to have Dhoni in the squad and Indian selectors can include one extra batsman instead. Dhoni has another quality and that is, he can bat in any position very well and can adopt with any situation quickly. This flexibility is very important for India as they can use Dhoni whenever they need.