Dhoni hints at youngsters for tour match

Updated: 14 December 2011 22:20 IST

India skipper MS Dhoni on Wednesday hinted at giving youngsters in the team a feel of conditions in the opening warm-up match against Cricket Australia Chairman's XI.

Canberra:

India skipper MS Dhoni on Wednesday hinted at giving youngsters in the team a feel of conditions in the opening warm-up match against Cricket Australia Chairman's XI.

Speaking to the media on the eve of the match in Canberra, Dhoni said that some of the players in the team have not been exposed to the Australian conditions and need to do so is significant. "We would like to give our youngsters an opportunity to start off of course, some of us haven't played much cricket over here," he said. "The first game always, if you have momentum on your side it always builds up."

In fact, The Sydney Herald in a report said that keeper Wriddhiman Saha, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Abhimanyu Mithun and batsman Virat Kohli have all played four Tests or less and are likely to play against a second-string Chairman's XI.

The Indian team had an optional training session on Wednesday at Manuka Oval.

Topics : Cricket MS Dhoni India Ravichandran Ashwin Virat Kohli Umesh Yadav Australia Wriddhiman Saha Abhimanyu Mithun India in Australia, 2011-12
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