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India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced that he believes “it is just a matter of time before” England regain their form.
Dhoni’s comments come after England were whitewashed 5-0 by Australia in the last Ashes series and beaten 1-0 in their recent tw0-Test series against Sri Lanka.
“When it comes to international cricket, there comes a phase when every team does really well, and a phase when they won’t do too much, or move in the right direction,” Dhoni said. “I would say it is a phase that every team goes through, even the mightiest of teams.
“Once you dominate, you then go through a phase when you don’t do so well. It may be the form of the players, or a few of the players moving out and new players coming in. But you definitely pass through that, and I feel the England side has very good talent and very good players, so it is just a matter of time before they come back and perform.”
Dhoni was also pleased that the Indian batsmen have been receiving tips from the legendary Rahul Dravid, who has had a lot of success in England.
“He has been with the team and he has shared his experience,” Dhoni said. “We wanted a kind of mentor with the side, who can share his past experiences over here.
“He is not talking only about the technical things but he has been interacting with the youngsters. They are comfortable about talking to him. We noticed that in South Africa. He was part of the commentary team and they’d go up and approach him to have a chat, whether it’s cricket or something else.”