The Indian team selectors want MS Dhoni to continue as the skipper of the ODI team till the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, according to a report in the Times of India.
Selectors don’t want to change the current hierarchy of the ODI team and would be quite happy if Dhoni continues to play for India till the 2019 World Cup to be held in England.
A source in the TOI report quotes, “It would make the job of the selectors easy if Dhoni continues to play the way he is playing today. His fitness level is as good as a newcomer’s in the team. He seems to be getting better with age and none of the selectors have discussed leaving out Dhoni in the future. He is an essential member of the ODI team and there is no one in sight who can replace him. If Dhoni is willing to play for another three years, it would be good for the team. His motivation level is still good and the day he feels he is not able to make a difference, he will certainly not continue to play cricket at the highest level.”
The selectors are also not in a hurry to take a call on the ODI team’s captaincy issue, because no one can come close to Dhoni’s astute captaincy when it comes to the shorter format of the game.