Dhoni wants as little grass as possible
India limited-overs captain MS Dhoni has stated that he wants as little grass on the pitch as possible for the upcoming five-match ODI series against South Africa.
With hosts India outplayed in two out of the three games in the T20 series, the third was abandoned without a ball being bowled, Dhoni wants his team to fight back in the upcoming 50-over games.
Dhoni said dew could play a factor in the day/night games, starting with the first match in Kanpur on Sunday.
The 34 year-old Dhoni said: "We would like to play the surface that is provided to us. But, at the same time, we want to make the most of the home series. Don't want a lot of grass cover. It is also difficult for the spinners with dew as well.
"The ODIs will be good, but, again, a lot will depend on the kind of venues and the toss as well. Kanpur being one of them. Dew is always a factor once you play after September."
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