But we know Dhoni usually bats at 6 (give or take)* so in general, the earlier he comes into bat, the worse the top order have done. The worse the top order have done, the more likely it's a difficult day to bat, either because of how well the opposition or bowling or because of conditions, or both. So it's only to be expected that it'll be harder for him to score, and his team are likely to lose.
*Turns out since 2010 it's 35 innings at no.6, 15 at no.5, and a handful at 4 or 7.
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Last edited by Howe_zat; 27-01-2013 at 01:32 PM.