India’s limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is expected to be present in Nagpur when his home state Jharkhand take on Gujarat in the five-day semi-finals of the Ranji Trophy starting on Sunday (Jan 1). Dhoni has been mentoring his state side, albeit, unofficially.
“He should be there in Nagpur in all probability. He wants to be there. Interactions with him,
Dhoni, 35, retired from Test cricket two years
Dhoni was a part of the pre-season camp held at the JSCA international cricket stadium in
It is unlikely, however, that Dhoni would be present at Jamtha for the whole duration of the semi-finals, considering that the limited-overs series against England is scheduled to start on Jan 15 and Dhoni has expressed his desire to play in warm-up matches against the visitors for Board President’s XI at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Jan 10 and 12.
Meanwhile, defending champions Mumbai will lock horns with Tamil Nadu in the other semi-finals in Rajkot on the same dates.
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