We are fresh and ready to play: MS Dhoni

Chennai: A relaxed-looking MS Dhoni said he felt as fresh after a month minus cricket as he appeared, on Tuesday. The Indian skipper said that his main objective ahead of his side’s tour to Sri Lanka was to get start the season on a winning note.

India will play Sri Lanka in five ODIs and a T20 beginning July 21. “Our cricket season has started and we want to play best for our country’s image. We want to start the season well. The conditions in Sri Lanka are not too different. Certain things change but the pattern of cricket remains the same,” he said.

Speaking of leading the side after a year of ups and downs, Dhoni felt a good team and not an extraordinary captain can ensure results. “A captain can channelise but the team is very important. An ordinary team with an extraordinary captain cannot win the World Cup.” ( Also read: Indian camp comes to an abrupt halt due to rain)

Coach Duncan Fletcher too was optimistic about India’s upcoming tours. ” The team morale is high. Players are coming from a break. I have spoken to the players and have gotten along very well with them. Everybody seems to have enjoyed my inputs,” he said.

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