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Long streak of matches will help Dhoni find momentum: Kohli

Pallekele: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's form and future has been under scanner post his Test retirement but a string of limited overs matches in the next three months will enable the former skipper get some momentum and consistency going his way, feels skipper Virat Kohli.

Dhoni's form has been on the wane and Kohli is hoping that the next 24 limited overs matches will help Dhoni get his mojo back. "This coming season gives us an opportunity to define roles for players and give them time to execute it so that for the World Cup, we know exactly what one player needs to do in certain situations," Kohli said ahead of second ODI.
"And it helps someone like MS also because he doesn't play Test cricket anymore. This long streak of matches will help him be in touch with the international games, find some momentum and stick to it," Kohli added.
For him, it's about growing good habits and sustaining them in the lead upto the World Cup. "So it's an opportunity for everyone in the team including MS to create good habits and sustain them over a period of time," the skipper made it clear how much he wishes to have an in-form Dhoni. Kohli also feels that Axar Patel as a package is a more utility cricketer compared to chinaman Kuldeep Yadav, which is the reason he was preferred in the playing XI.
"It was a case of having two left-arm spinners that led us not playing Kuldeep in the first game. Axar was favoured more than Kuldeep from the point of view that he bats quite well and he is a gun in the field also. Kuldeep has got opportunities in the past," he said.

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