Mahendra Singh Dhoni set to return for World Twenty20 as captain

Updated: 05 March 2014 09:10 IST

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested for the Asia Cup after suffering a left-side strain during the second Test in New Zealand last month.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is all set to return as Team India captain for the upcoming ICC World Twenty20. India's campaign begins on March 21 against arch-rivals Pakistan at Mirpur, Bangladesh.

Dhoni was ruled out of the ongoing Asia Cup after he sustained a left side-strain injury during the second Test against New Zealand last month. He underwent rehabilitation for ten days. Dhoni lost the two-match Test series in New Zealand 1-0. (Also read: Abysmal work ethic has ruined India in Asia Cup, says Gavaskar)

India are being led by Virat Kohli in the ongoing Asia Cup. The former champions have failed to perform largely due to the inability of the middle order batsmen. Dhoni's absence was badly felt. India lost crucial encounters against Pakistan and Sri Lanka to bow out of the Asia Cup. Dhoni's return should add muscle to the middle order batting, especially when India are chasing.

Topics : Cricket
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