The former Indian skipper was last seen in action against New Zealand in the ICC World Cup semifinal, a game India lost. He made himself unavailable for India’s international assignments post the WC exit and was eventually dropped from the BCCI’s list of centrally contracted players in January.
Justin Langer on MS Dhoni
“We’ve been fortunate in the past with a Mike Hussey or a Michael Bevan who are masters at it. MS Dhoni is a master of it, Jos Buttler has been brilliant at it for England,” Langer was quoted as saying by the ICC.
“What I’ve learned is everyone in the world is looking for it,” he added.
Australia lost their ODI match in a whitewash(3-0) format on their South Africa tour. In the last two matches Mitchell Marsh batted at number six, Langer believes it could serve as a good platform to show his batting talents in the upcoming series.
“So it’s a role that’s there for someone to grab hold of,” said Langer.
Over the last year, as many as 13 batsmen have occupied positions 4-7 for Australia in ODIs, with nine different batsmen tried out at No.6.
Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis occupied the spot in five matches each, but Stoinis, particularly, misfired in the role, scoring just 27 runs in four innings.