IPL 2018: 4 Reasons why MS Dhoni is so successful in this season
Dhoni resurgence as the finisher is a big positive for team India going ahead into next year's World Cup.
IPL has almost reached halfway mark in the league stages and has already found new upcoming stars. Mayank Markande, Ankit Rajpoot, Prithvi Shaw and many more youngsters have impressed everyone with their performances.
IPL, not only provides a platform for the upcoming talents, but also for the senior players, who can use this opportunity to prove their form or make a comeback into the national side.
Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir were among the veterans who had their point to prove. Only Captain cool has come out at the top and has rejuvenated himself as the finisher which he was known for.
There were concerns about Dhoni whether he has the firepower to finish games or not. But with recent performances in IPL 2018, he has answered all the critics. Let us find out the reasons what has changed Dhoni's fortunes.
#4 Batting higher up the order
Before the start of the IPL, the focus was on Dhoni whether he would finish games for CSK or not. In recent times, he has failed while finishing matches for India.
Stephen Fleming, head coach of CSK, had hinted that Dhoni will at No. 4. In most of the matches, he has batted at four or five, which has given him the given extra time to settle in.
As a result, captain cool is striking the ball cleanly and scoring runs at a brisk rate. In 2017 IPL, Dhoni's strike rate was 116.0, but this season it has moved up to 159.86.