[caption id="attachment_814266" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-814266" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/MS-Dhoni-Virat-Kohli_Team-India-PTI-1.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="455" /> Shane Warne has made it very clear that India need MS Dhoni s experience and leadership skills in the World Cup to help Virat Kohli-led India. @PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shane-warne/news/">Shane Warne</a> has given the title of must-have player to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ms-dhoni%E2%80%8B">MS Dhoni</a> while calling <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/virat-kohli/news/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Virat Kohli</a> a terrific leader. <p></p> <p></p>The former Australian captain has emphasised the need for experienced players when the things are tough. (<strong>READ: </strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/india-vs-australia-2019-indias-last-odi-before-world-cup-what-needs-to-be-worked-out-813749" target="_blank" rel="noopener">India s last ODI before World Cup: What needs to be worked out</a>) <p></p> <p></p> When things are tough, you need experienced guys in your side like MS Dhoni. For me, MS Dhoni is a great player and a must-have player in your side, Warne told ANI in New Delhi on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>While praising the wicket-keeper batsman about his experience and versatility, he even went to the extent of saying that anyone criticising MS Dhoni has absolutely no idea what they are talking about. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2019-4th-odi-ms-dhoni-half-a-captain-of-indian-team-virat-kohli-visibly-rough-without-him-bishan-singh-bedi-813891">MS Dhoni half a captain of Indian team, Virat Kohli visibly rough without him: Bishan Singh Bedi</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Warne, who is very opinionated and vocal, has made it very clear that <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">India</a> need Dhoni s experience and leadership skills in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-icc-cricket-world-cup-2">2019 ICC Cricket World Cup</a> to help Virat Kohli-led side. <p></p> <p></p>Former Australia spinner also expressed his contradictory views on the exclusion of Rishabh Pant, saying he still thinks that there is room for Pant. <p></p> <p></p>When asked about his World Cup favourites, the right-arm spinner said: I think India and England must go in the favourites because of the cricket they have played over the last six to 12 months but I think Australia is starting to develop that belief where they can win from anywhere again. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/shane-warne-explains-how-he-would-have-dismissed-virat-kohli-813101">Shane Warne explains how he would have dismissed Virat Kohli</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>The much-awaited World Cup is scheduled to take place from May 30 to July 14 in England. India will begin their campaign against South Africa on June 5 at the Hampshire Bowl.