“You Need That Brain”: Michael Vaughan On MS Dhoni As India Mentor For T20 World Cup

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MS Dhoni, a former Indian captain, has been named as the Indian team’s coach for the ICC T20 World Cup, which will be contested in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14. Many people were taken aback by the decision. Dhoni, who last played for India in the 2019 ICC World Cup quarterfinal loss to New Zealand, is presently captaining Chennai Super Kings in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

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Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes that having Dhoni around them during the T20 World Cup will improve Indian players.

Vaughan lauded Dhoni and CSK for their tactical modifications during the recent win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in a video interview with Cricbuzz.

“You’ve got combinations in the Chennai Super Kings batting line-up; they change it depending on the pitch, depending on who is bowling. MS Dhoni realised that (Glenn) Maxwell is probably going to bowl again and maybe bowl more than two or three overs, and so, they (CSK) threw a right-hander. That is smart cricket and that is being being flexible with your batting line-up,” Vaughan told Cricbuzz.

He went on to say that choosing Dhoni as India’s T20 World Cup coach was “the most important decision.”

“You have got the greatest ever T20 captain (Dhoni), and I know there was a bit of a commotion when he was put in for the mentoring for the T20 World Cup. Why wouldn’t India want MS Dhoni in that mentoring role? It is the greatest decision I think the Indian T20 team has made.

“You need that mind, you need that brain in and around that dugout, in and around the training zone. He just does it without thinking, he is such a natural at what he delivers. He seems to get it right around 90-95% of the times. He is a master,” Vaughan said.

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