Don't speculate about Dhoni's future, wait till IPL: Ravi ShastriLast updated on Nov 26, 2019, 05:36 pm
It has been more than four months since former Indian skipper MS Dhoni last played an international match.
A lot of rumors are doing the rounds, on the possibility of him playing the ICC World T20.
As the speculations don't seem to die, Team India head coach Ravi Shastri recently opened up about Dhoni's future.
Here is what he said.
Wait until IPL
Shastri wants everyone to wait till IPL
Speaking on the same, Shastri said that it all depends on when Dhoni returns to competitive cricket, while his performance in the IPL would also matter a lot.
He added that the performance of other wicket-keepers would also be considered.
"The IPL becomes a massive tournament because that could be the last tournament after which more or less your 15 is decided," he said.
Team can only be decided after IPL 2020, feels Shastri
"There might be one player who might be there and thereabouts in case of an injury or whatever. But, your team I would say would be known after the IPL," added Shastri, as reported by IANS.
Dhoni yet to play for India following World Cup ouster
For now, Dhoni is on a sabbatical from the sport following the conclusion of India's ICC World Cup 2019 campaign.
Dhoni missed India's campaign against Windies, South Africa and Bangladesh.
He will also not be playing the Windies series, next month at home.
However, he is likely to participate in the white-ball series against Sri Lanka in January.
Dhoni for Asia XI?
Dhoni and Virat Kohli could play for Asia XI
While the world awaits Dhoni's return to international cricket, it is being believed that Dhoni, along with Indian skipper Virat Kohli, could feature for Asia XI against the World XI for the 2020 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman centenary T20I tournament in Bangladesh.
As per a report, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the BCCI to send seven players for the tournament.
Details regarding Sheikh Mujibur Rahman centenary tournament
Although the details regarding the tournament are yet to be released by the board, as per initial reports, two T20Is are scheduled to take place between Asia XI and World XI.
The tentative dates for the matches are March 18 and 21, as it would be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka.