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Cricket news - Kohli sways in favour of Adelaide ODI combination

He is one of the most intelligent cricketers and he is not someone who is not aware about what needs to be done -- Kohli on Dhoni.

India went into the series decider at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with three changes in the final XI, and thus a rejig their batting combinations. But to be Virat Kohli seemed to be pointing to a specific line-up that he felt, brought the amount of the balance - the one that was used in the second ODI in Adelaide, with a four-five-six-seven Ambati Rayu, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik and Ravindra Jadeja. This is the opinion of Kohli is also in view, that the team to beat at the moment without her only great all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

While the No. 4-point of India has for a long time before Rayudu was selected based on his IPL exploits in the last year, it also issues relating to the place in the middle-order suits MS Dhoni have been the best, at a time when the former captain seems to be losing some of his big-hitting forces

There was even a proposal, including that of Rohit Sharma, Dhoni might take the place of the two-drops - a, he vyied for 2016 but Kohli says No. 5, as the most ideal. For his part, Dhoni also seems to be coming so far as his batting position is affected.

"We are pretty happy with the batting combination, which we had in Adelaide, again, if someone like Hardik, because you have to balance somehow. So many things are different in this respect, but we as a team and I as the captain, the things we discuss, I think Dhoni at five of the most logical, it is the ideal place for him and the team as well," Kohli said after his team 2: 1 win the series, capped a fine tour in Australia.

"He will if I am not mistaken it is proposed to place four in 2016, for a while. But after that he will play quite happy at five and six for the team. Personally, I think number five is the best place that is suitable for him. Because that allows him to do a bit of both. Get some playing time, as well as finished games, and you attack it, as and when required.

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