Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir feels that 2020 season of the IPL will be a great opportunity for MS Dhoni to bat up at the order at No 3 spot. The Chennai Super Kings batsman has mostly batted either at No. 5 or 6 for the most part of his India and CSK career.
Each time Dhoni has batted higher he has succeeded more often than not and Gambhir feels the time is right for the franchise to try and bat Dhoni higher.
“It will be a good opportunity for MS Dhoni to come and bat at No 3. And he has been away from the game for the last one year, so he would end up getting a lot more balls to face and then he can actually play the anchor innings as well which he has been doing for India for the last couple of years,” Gambhir said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
This time Suresh Raina is not playing in the IPL at NO 3 position so I becomes more crucial to fill that position with someone better & who will be more competent to fill that position. “MS Dhoni at No 3 and then they have got depth with Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, all those guys they can come in. So, I think it is going to be a great opportunity for someone like MS Dhoni and I am sure he is going to relish that,” he said. “Also, Suresh Raina not being there, you want to have some experienced player batting at No 3, so it could be MS Dhoni now.”