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26-Dec-2009 11:46:00 GMT
India vs Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Delhi

Dhoni Denied Many Changes in Last One-dayer

New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday denied many changes in the playing eleven and said the home team would go for the jugular in the inconsequential fifth and final one-dayer against Sri Lanka here on Sunday.

Back in the side after serving a two-match ban for his team's slow over-rate in the second ODI in Nagpur, Dhoni and his men go into the match with an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.

Dhoni said Sri Lanka should not expect any concession as India would put their best foot forward.

"There would not be too much of experimentations with the side," Dhoni told reporters after the team's net session at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground here.

"Of course one or two players might be changed but we will go into the match with a strong team. Yes, we have won the series but 4-1 always looks better," Dhoni said.

Refusing to disclose the playing XI, Dhoni said both S Sreesanth and Ashok Dinda were available for the match, as was Sachin Tendulkar, who opted out of Saturday's practice.

Dhoni also patted Virender Sehwag for doing an excellent job as the stand-in skipper and guiding India to victory the last two ODIs.

"I'm not going to give him marks, that's your job. But he has done a great job, won both matches and we are now playing the last match without any pressure," Dhoni said.

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