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We will probably go in with five bowlers

Press Trust Of India
Sep 28, 2012 at 09:26am IST

Colombo: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said the team will go in with five bowlers in its World Twenty20 Super Eight match against Australia but it will be one of the toughest decisions of his career to choose between Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh.

"We would most likely go in with five bowlers but I still don't know what will be the combination. It will be a fresh wicket and we have to take into consideration how it will be before the start of the match," Dhoni told the reporters at his pre-match media interaction.

Playing five bowlers means dropping either Sehwag or Yuvraj and Dhoni knows it only too well that it will be a tough call. "It is one of the toughest decisions I have taken so far.

We will probably go in with five bowlers: Dhoni

Playing five bowlers means dropping either Sehwag or Yuvraj and Dhoni knows it only too well that it will be a tough call.

We will have to see what fits the combinations. Just wait and watch. Ultimately the decision we take has to be a good one that benefits the team." Asked how his bowlers will counter the devastating opening duo of Shane Watson and David Warner, Dhoni replied, "They are the best in the world and know how to play aggressive cricket.

"We have to bowl in right areas and the bowlers will certainly need some variety up their sleeves."

The skipper was, however, dismissive about the oft repeated 'Chin Music' theory.

"This is what we have always spoken about for the last five years. I would rather focus on my team and let them say whatever they want. If you look at our team, we have players who have had decent amount of exposure having played quite a few ODIs and Tests. And when one talks about short balls, it's a problem as much for us as for any other team. But one needs to work the way around."

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