Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dhoni Determined to Keep Top Spot!

Apart from motorcycles, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's attraction is accoutrements and the India captain would be thoroughly justified in assertive he has abundant armament to antithesis any bid to topple his aggregation from the top of the Test rankings.

Minutes afterwards sealing India's 50-over World Cup achievement with a six in Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium, a drained Dhoni was already discussing how to sustain the ascendancy of the aggregation who accept been the cardinal one Test ancillary aback December 2009.

The better hurdle aback that crazy, boiling April night anticipate them in England in the anatomy of a four-Test alternation starting at Lord's on Thursday, to be followed by bristles one-day internationals with a Twenty20 bout befuddled in.

Dhoni would like to accept that he has ticked best of the boxes.

Sachin Tendulkar is not aloof aback in the band but he fabricated it a point to ability England aboriginal to get acclimatized to the conditions, bottomward in briefly at Wimbledon to watch Roger Federer.

Such accurate alertness for addition who has spent 22 years in all-embracing candid does not abruptness above India captain Sunil Gavaskar.

"I'm not afraid he's out there aggravating to acclimatise and get some practice...also accepting had a chat with Roger Federer, be able for the cull attempt accomplished mid-on," Gavaskar said.

Tendulkar's ambitious admirers will be assured added than few nice shots.

At the age of 38, Tendulkar is absurd to acknowledgment to England and he has yet to account a aeon at Lord's, area of the firset Test starting on Thursday. If he does ability his aeon he will the aboriginal being to account 100 all-embracing centuries.

Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid (38) and VVS Laxman (36) allotment 99 centuries and 35,000 runs in Tests and Gavaskar said they would do annihilation to accomplish their final England bout memorable.