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."