MS Dhoni might be able to play in the entire test series now against Australia.
He was initially not to take part in the first test match in Brisbane because of his injury, but, now, that the Brisbane match has been postponed and the Adelaide test is going to be the first of the series, the wicketkeeper batsman is likely to lead the team in all the games.
It means Virat Kohli, who was all set to make his debut as captain in test cricket, will not be able to complete his dream for the time being. Wriddhiman Saha would also be denied of the golden chance of showcasing his talent at the test level.
Saha has remained in the shadow of MS Dhoni for almost his entire career. He was supposed to have the chance of making a case for himself in Brisbane, but, that will not happen now.
There were a few suggestions coming from the experts that Dhoni should not keep in Australia at all to give his fingers some rest and also to see where Saha is in terms of his wicket keeping skills.
But, the sources close to the Indian captain don’t think that he would be willing to give up the gloves in near future which simply means that Saha will have to sit out.
However, the BCCI has not made any announcement regarding the time of Dhoni’s departure to Australia.
But, while announcing the team for the test series, the Indian selectors had said that Dhoni would be fit for the second game. On the basis of that, the assumption is being made that the 33-year old would take the flight for down under in a couple of days’ time.
Dhoni’s record in test matches in Australia is slightly poor.