Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni reckons senior players Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh will be hungry for success in the two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand as they are making a comeback after more than a year.

Dhoni said the two T20Is will give the players chance to get into the groove before the World T20 in Sri Lanka, beginning September 18.

"It's difficult for the players when you are dropped from the Indian cricket team. Everybody wants to represent the country and wants to do well. If you look at the positives these players will be really hungry to perform and be at their top level.

Dhoni hoped to get off to a good start in the T20 series, beginning here on Saturday.

 
Dhoni said the wicket at the Dr YSR Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium here looked good and could help the bowlers.

Recalling his magnificent 148 against Pakistan way back in 2005, he said: "I started over here… in the sense my first big innings was here. I've some fond memories," he said.

 

 

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