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MS Dhoni likely to participate in World Cup selection meeting via video conference

MS Dhoni has stayed back in Australia but could have his say in the selection meeting for the World Cup.

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News 06 Jan 2015, 12:32 IST
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Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who recently retired from Test cricket, will attend the selection meeting to pick the 15-man Indian squad for the World Cup. Dhoni retired from the longer format of the game last week after playing 90 Tests for India.

According to CNN-IBN sources, the 33-year-old will attend the meeting via video conference with the final 15 for the World Cup set to be picked on Tuesday. It is still unclear whether team director Ravi Shastri or any other member of the support staff will attend the meeting.

Dhoni has led India in 162 One-Day Internationals, winning 91 of them and losing 57. He played a captain’s knock in the final of the 2011 edition of the World Cup to help his side win the title after a gap of 28 years.

Known for his ability to finish off games in the final overs of the innings, the Ranchi-born cricketer will certainly have to play a key role if India are to defend their World Cup crown in Australia and New Zealand.

The Indians begin their title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval on February 15th.

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