Former India cricket team skipper, MS Dhoni, who was likely to feature in the Vijay Hazare Trophy will miss the quarterfinal clash for Jharkhand.
Meanwhile, Jharkhand has been doing well in the ongoing tournament. They will face Maharashtra in the third quarterfinal at Bengaluru on October 15.
But on Saturday, Jharkhand coach, Rajiv Kumar, has confirmed to Sportstar that the erstwhile India captain will miss out on the knockout stage. MS Dhoni will join the India camp for the five-match ODI series against Windies starting from October 21.
“He has to report to Hyderabad on October 16 for the One-dayers camp and that’s the reason, he will not be available for the knockout stage fixtures. That’s what we have been told,” Kumar said.
However, MS Dhoni, who last featured in the Asia Cup, wasn’t available for the domestic tournaments for Jharkhand and a couple of days ago. But it was likely that he will make himself available for the Vijay Hazare Trophy knockouts. But the coach made it clear that side his state team will miss his services.
MS Dhoni, meanwhile, will feature will in the ODI series against Windies. He will be keen to answer his critics, who have come down heavily on Dhoni, who has had a lean patch in the recent tours. Dhoni has struggled to score at a good pace, which has, in turn, hurt the team chances.
The Captain Cool will look to get some runs under his belt before the important series against Australia and World Cup next year.