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Dhoni surprised at spinners getting plenty of help from Eden track

Sun, Mar 20, 2016, 08:26 AM
Kolkata, March 20: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday expressed surprise over the spinners throughout getting plenty of grip from the Eden Gardens track in the World Twenty20 game against Pakistan.

Dhoni conceded that he had thought the track would spin a bit.

"I thought it will spin a bit. We felt there was a bit of moisture and usually when that is the case the spinners also get a bit of grip.

"But what was surprising was to see throughout the game the spinners got plenty of help off the wicket.. It got slightly better in the second half. But also they (Pakistan) had only one spinner," he said.

Asked whether it would have been better to have an extra spinner instead of a third seamer. Dhoni said the team management opted for Pandya because of the dew.

"Now The third seamer can give you a bit of help if there is dew around but if I knew that there was so much turn on offer, then I don't have a problem playing an extra spinner."
Agency: IANS

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