Australia Tour a Good Chance to Hone Skills Before World Cup: Dhoni

The India captain said the team is capable of adapting and performing in any conditions.

Published: 06th November 2014 05:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2014 05:13 PM   |  A+A-

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DUBAI: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said his One-Day International (ODI) team is capable of adapting and performing in any conditions and the defending champions' preparations will receive a major boost with the tour of Australia prior to the 2015 cricket World Cup.

“Following the World Cup triumph in 2011, we won the ICC Champions Trophy in Britain. This reflects the calibre and talent of the side, and its ability to adapt and perform in any condition," Dhoni said at the '100 days to go to the ICC World Cup 2015' celebrations.

India will play a tri-series in Australia, apart from a five-match Test series starting Dec 4.

"The tour to Australia in the lead up to the World Cup will be a good opportunity to hone our skills and, like all the sides participating in the tournament, be fully prepared for cricket's ultimate prize," the 33-year-old pointed out.

India defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets in the 2011 World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

“The World Cup is the biggest prize in cricket and to defend the title in Australia and New Zealand next year is a special opportunity. Like all the players, as well as millions of die-hard India cricket supporters around the globe, I look forward to the tournament with anticipation and excitement,” the wicketkeeper-batsman said.


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