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‘Dhoni needs to be flexible’

New Delhi: Sunil Gavaskar, on Wednesday, advised India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to be more flexible while selecting the playing XI, following their second consecutive loss in the ODIs to New Zealand.

Gavaskar said India have not quite got their combination right by continuously playing five batsmen and five bowlers.

“The team will have to look at the combination if you want to save the series. We have to understand that India are playing overseas and the combination of five batsmen and five bowlers is not working. India need to strengthen their batting line-up. The team require one extra batsman in place of a bowler,” Gavaskar said.

“Dhoni needs to be flexible. I think he is an open person and wants the best results for the team.

“It’s here the team management, the coach and the selectors will have to tell him what is the best team combination,” Gavaskar told a news channel.