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Dhoni should bat higher up the order: Gilchrist

cricket Updated: Oct 27, 2009 15:08 IST
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Former Australian wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist is in favour of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni batting higher up the order, enabling him play as many overs as possible.

"He's (Dhoni) such a danger to play against. I would like to see him bat up the order especially in the abbreviated
version of the game. You want your best batsmen to face as many deliveries as possible," Gilchrist told reporters here

"He has a lot on his plate, I understand that. But I would encourage him to bat higher in the order," Gilchrist
said, adding, "Dhoni paces his innings well. But its his decision."

Gilchrist said missing speedsters Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and all-rounder James Hopes, who have been ruled out
of the second ODI due to injuries, was a huge blow for the Aussies.

"It will be a huge blow. Any injury is. India felt the absence of Yuvraj Singh (in the first ODI) and I am sure he
will be welcomed back," he said.