22 February 2008

Dhoni's sensible batting brings improved stats

It was only a week or two back that I posted about MS Dhoni using his brain in India's ODI victory over Australia. And since then he went for the highest value at the IPL auction - $1.5m.

Now Cricinfo have laid out the stats that seem to support the fact that Dhoni is taking more responsibility in the last year - even more so now that he's captain. His average has gone from 43 pre-2007, to 48 since January 2007, and 51.75 as captain.

Probably the most interesting table within this article is the very last one. Dhoni is second only to Mark Boucher for lowest dot balls faced percentage....Pietersen is the highest Englishman in the list at 10th.

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