ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum Calls MS Dhoni As An Invaluable To The Indian Team
Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has recently lauded Indian senior cricketer and former World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni. McCullum feels that Dhoni is invaluable to the present Indian national cricket team.
The 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup is just more than one week away to begin. England and Wales are getting ready to host this big tournament that will run between 30th May and 14th July. A total of top ten teams will participate in this competition.
Just ahead of this Cricket World Cup, many experts are busy picking up their favourite teams and most valuable players for this forthcoming tournament. Many experts believe that the no.2-ranked ODI team, India is one of the top favourite teams to win this Cricket World Cup.
Brendon McCullum has been impressed on MS Dhoni’s present cricket quality
Meanwhile, Brendon McCullum believes that MS Dhoni is the most valuable player of the present Indian national cricket team. McCullum recently praised Dhoni’s gameplan, current form and fitness.
McCullum told Star Sports, “He (MS Dhoni) is invaluable to the Indian team, he has a blueprint in his mind along with an approach to the game. He always puts the opposition under pressure when he arrives at the crease and reads the game perfectly. His fitness has been great, and he has been striking the ball beautifully in the recent past.”
In past IPL seasons, McCullum played with MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). McCullum served for CSK in IPL 2014 and 2015.
In previous Cricket World Cup (2015), Brendon McCullum brilliantly led the New Zealand national cricket team who finished that tournament as the runners-up. It is New Zealand’s best performance in the Cricket World Cup history.
MS Dhoni has huge successful experiences in world cricket. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World T20 which was the inaugural World T20 tournament. In 2011, India won their second Cricket World Cup trophy, and that was also under MS Dhoni’s leadership. He also led India to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.
In this calendar year (2019), the wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has performed brilliantly. As a middle-order batsman, Dhoni is now a strong pillar of his teams. Even at the age of 37-year-old, Dhoni’s fitness is still the top-class level.
Like McCullum, the entire Indian cricket fans have strong faith in their former successful captain MS Dhoni.
India will begin their upcoming Cricket World Cup journey on 5th June. On that day, India will face South Africa at Southampton.
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