CWC 2019: MS Dhoni Overtakes Rahul Dravid to Become India's
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ICC World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni Overtakes Rahul Dravid to Become India’s Second Most Capped ODI Player

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MS Dhoni. (Photo by Christopher Lee-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni leapfrogged Rahul Dravid tally of One Day Internationals matches to become India’s second most capped player. Dhoni is playing his 341 One-Dayer today at Manchester in the ongoing high-octane fixture against Pakistan. On the other hand, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid featured in 340 ODI matches for the India National Cricket Team.

Meanwhile, former Indian legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar played 463 matches – which is the most for any International player. Former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin played 334 matches whereas Sourav Ganguly was part of 308 matches for the Indian team. Recently retired Yuvraj Singh played 301 matches for the Indian team.

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MS Dhoni achieves another milestone.

MS Dhoni has been an integral part of the Indian team for over a decade. Dhoni has been instrumental in the success of the team and he has done a great job. The talisman batsman has thus far scored 10,561 runs in the 50-overs version. Rahul Dravid had scored 10,889 runs in the One Day format.

Dhoni had provided the finishing touches in the match against Australia as he had clobbered 27 runs from 14 balls with the help of three fours and one gargantuan six.

On the other hand, India is currently playing Pakistan in the 22nd match of the ongoing ICC World Cup in Old Trafford, Manchester. Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed had won the toss and decided to bowl first.

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India starts as favourites.

India has got off to a good start as they have added 37 runs for the loss of no wickets after seven overs. The Men in Blue have made a one forced change as Vijay Shankar has made the cut into the final XI in place of injured Shikhar Dhawan. The southpaw batsman has been ruled out with a fractured thumb.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has made two changes as Imad Wasim has come into the playing XI in place of Asif Ali. Furthermore, Shadab Khan replaced Shaheen Afridi who was expensive in the previous match against Australia.

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