Dhoni fit, may not keep wickets against Royal Challengers

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Chennai, May 20 (UNI) Mahendra Singh Dhoni, skipper of Chennai Super Kings has been ruled fit but may not keep wickets in the IPL Twenty20 match against Bangalore Royal Challengers at the M A Chidambaram stadium here tomorrow, according to the team coach Kepler Wessels.

Speaking to the media on the eve of the Super Kings' penultimate match in the league phase, here today, Wessels said Dhoni was ruled fit to play tomorrow, but Parthiv Patel will keep wickets.

''Dhoni will definitely play, but he may not keep. We are keeping our options open and will assess his condition tomorrow,'' Wessels said.

Dhoni had injured his finger during the previous game against Kolkata Knight Riders and had to hand over the gloves to Patel.

Wessels said the final composition of the team would be decided tomorrow after another look at the pitch.

On the Royal Challengers, who are currently at the bottom of the table with just four points from two victories, Wessels said ''they are still a dangerous side and we will not take them lightly.

''They have nothing to lose. That will make them more determined.

Hence we are not under estimating them,'' he added.

Wessels said the remaining three games were important for the Super Kings. ''We have three games left and they are all significant for us. We cannot be complacent. Obviously, we would love to win at home,'' he said.

Asked if T20 was a ''young man's game'' and that the Challengers had many old players-aged 30-plus- Wessels said ''it is all about fitness and agility and so long as you can perform, age does not come into the picture. The Challengers have some very good players who can carry the day,'' he said.


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