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Dhoni reveals 'two bowler' mantra for ODI success

Sydney, Oct 21 : Indian captain MS Dhoni has said in a light-hearted manner after recent struggles faced by bowlers from both teams in the ODI series against Australia that only two bowlers should play and part-timers should bowl.


According to the Sydney Morning Herald, after wowing the Mohali crowd with a devastating 139 not out off 121 balls on Saturday, Dhoni discussed how recent rule changes are killing bowlers.

Fresh in his mind would've been the brutal, match-winning 64 off 29 balls from Australian all-rounder James Faulkner, which was key to the tourists chasing down the target of 304 with three balls to spare for a 2-1 series lead, the report said.

The most significant change is the demand of having five fielders inside the 30-metre circle at all times, providing a maximum of four on the boundary, the report added.

Targets of 300 or more have been set in each of the three matches to date and they've twice been chased down, breaking numerous records along the way, the report further said.

The dire scenario for bowlers even prompted India's captain and precision slogger MS Dhoni to joke that there might be no place for them in the future, according to the report.

--ANI (Posted on 21-10-2013)

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