Toss will be crucial factor again, feels Dhoni

Dhoni's counterpart Graeme Smith can't agree more as his pacers ensured that his decision to field first during the first Test remained vindicated as they rattled the Indian batting line-up in the first innings.

Dhoni will certainly hope that the 'Lady Luck' smiles upon him as spin of coin can again have an impact on the result of the second Test at Kingsmead-- inarguably the bounciest among the South African pitches.

Talking about the importance of winning the toss, Dhoni said, "It will be important, but I think the wicket will behave in the similar way throughout the Test match. The forecast also seems cloudy throughout the Test. And the statistics say whenever it is cloudy in Durban, the ball does a bit.

He further added, "Toss will be crucial because the wicket will be fresh and it will help seamers throughout."

The Indian captain said in jest that he wouldn't mind if anyone can tell him what's magic mantra of calling correctly.

"That's a difficult one because you have to pick one of the two options. I don't mind if any can stand up and tell me okay this is the call that will ensure that I win. We will call for that tomorrow," was Indian skipper's answer to the question whether he is practising the spin of coin.

The Indian captain however ruled out the possibility of going with four pacers although the pitch will have good bounce and carry. The reason being the over-rate problems that emerges when one goes in with four quicks.

"The last game where we played three pacers and a spinner, we were 21 minutes short. If we play with four fast bowlers, I will definitely get a match ban due to slow over-rate," was his precise answer.

About playing a spinner, Dhoni said, "Definitely the spinner can have a control on the proceedings. When you have a wicket like this, more often than not, the batsmen look to cash on the spinners. If you bowl to a good line and length, whatever the wicket maybe, you can always contribute to the game."

Although the wicket looks green from a distance, the Indian captain feels that the IPCL ground at Vadodara was even greener.

"The wicket looks quite green. But as far as I can recollect, I played a Ranji Trophy game in my debut first-class season against Vadodara at the IPCL ground, which was even greener," Dhoni recollected.

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