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Lady luck seems to shine on Dhoni in England sun

cricket Updated: Jun 01, 2009 14:41 IST

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Lady luck always has had an irresistible attraction for Mahendra Singh Dhoni but this time it has moved heaven and earth to favour the Indian captain.

With London set to record the hottest Monday of England at 27 degree Centigrade (80.6F) and the entire country basking in second successive week of 'wall-to-wall' perfect sunshine, Dhoni's liability has turned into unimaginable riches.

Dhoni's team was saddled with a number of part-time spinners who were expected to wilt under coolish, seamer-friendly English conditions.

Instead, they all now appear a pack of aces under the brutish English sun.

Experts agree that at least seven each specialist batsmen and bowlers make up for an unbeatable combination in Twenty20 cricket which didn't appear the case with Dhoni's men when they left home to defend their Twenty20 crown.

The team was certain to sweat on their fifth, if not the fourth bowler, as part-time spinners were given no chance to succeed on fresh English pitches.

However, the heat of last two months -- with the month of May the hottest in last decade -- have ensured that the wickets would be dry and scruffy and suitable for slow bowlers.