MS Dhoni said India cannot afford to be complacent and the African minnows can pose a challenge for his rookie side © AFP
MS Dhoni said India cannot afford to be complacent and the African minnows can pose a challenge for his rookie side © AFP

Mumbai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who will lead a second string India team for the limited overs tour to Zimbabwe, said on Monday that his first challenge will be to get the batting order right. Ahead of the team’s departure on Tuesday, Dhoni, while addressing the press, said India cannot afford to be complacent and the African minnows can pose a challenge for his rookie side. “Zimbabwe can be challenging at times, our challenge will be slot placing in the batting order. It will be a different experience, will be playing with many players for the first time,” Dhoni said. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Zimbabwe 2016, 1st ODI at Harare

India will take on the hosts in three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and as many Twenty20 Internationals at the Harare Sports Club with the first match to be played on June 11. Dhoni, however, put the ball on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) court when he was asked to comment on former team director Ravi Shastri’s statement to elevate Test skipper Virat Kohli as captain in all the formats. “I enjoy my game, captaincy decision will be taken by BCCI,” he said. Dhoni: New coach should understand Indian culture

As India‘s hunt for cricket’s new chief coach gathers momentum, limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has worked with quite a number of coaches during his decade-long career, on Tuesday said the candidate must understand the country’s sporting culture. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) last week advertised for the post of head coach and set June 10 as the deadline for receiving applications.