Why India needs Dhoni in the 2019 World Cup
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's career is inching towards the finish mark faster than before.
One of India's greatest players in limited overs cricket, the twice World Cup winning captain -- the T20 in 2007 and the ODI in 2011 -- is facing a race against time as we inch closer to the 2019 World Cup.
The Indian selectors indicated that Dhoni is on notice by leaving him out of the squad for the T20I series against the West Indies and Australia.
India's No 1 wicket-keeper-batsman in ODIs, Dhoni's performances in the just concluded series against the West Indies and the upcoming ODI series in Australia in January will come under the scanner more than ever.
In 2018 so far, Dhoni's ODI performances have not been encouraging. He has scored just 275 runs in 13 innings at an average of 25 at a lowly strike rate of 71.