Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for spreading positive vibes whenever he gets a chance to do so. Speaking at the ‘100 days to go to the ICC World Cup 2015‘ celebrations in Dubai, he opined that his One-Day International (ODI) Team is very much capable of adapting and performing in any conditions and that the defending champions’ preparations will certainly receive a major boost with the tour of Australia prior to the 2015 cricket World Cup. Dhoni said, “Following the World Cup triumph in 2011, we won the ICC Champions Trophy in Britain. This reflects the calibre and talent of the side, and its ability to adapt and perform in any condition.”

As per schedule, team India will play a tri-series in Australia, apart from a Test series starting Dec 4. “The tour to Australia in the lead up to the World Cup will be a good opportunity to hone our skills and, like all the sides participating in the tournament, be fully prepared for cricket’s ultimate prize,” the 33-year-old hoped.

It is worthwhile to mention that India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Dhoni opined, “The World Cup is the biggest prize in cricket and to defend the title in Australia and New Zealand next year is a special opportunity. Like all the players, as well as millions of die-hard India cricket supporters around the globe, I look forward to the tournament with anticipation and excitement.”

The millions of diehard fans of the game in this cricket crazy nation do hope that with a well balanced side combining young and the experienced players, the team will definitely try their best to retain the World Cup. Given the dynamic leadership qualities of MS Dhoni with the brilliant batsman like Virat Kohli, dedicated Raina, Bhuvneshwar Kumar to magical Sir Jadeja, the task appears to be well within reach. Best wishes.


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