Dhoni was appointed in the new role last month.
“Extending a very warm welcome to the KING Crown @msdhoni is back with #TeamIndia and in a new role!” the BCCI tweeted with two pictures of the legend alongside Team India coaching staff, including head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar.
Extending a very warm welcome to the KING 👑@msdhoni is back with #TeamIndia and in a new role!💪 https://t.co/Ew5PylMdRy
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1634486362000
Dhoni, regarded as one of India’s best-ever captains, led an ageing CSK brigade to its fourth IPL title, beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the IPL final on Friday night.
The 40-year-old Dhoni’s new role as mentor of Team India is limited to the T20 World Cup.
Dhoni is the most successful captain in white-ball cricket with all 3 ICC titles — 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup, 2013 Champions Trophy — in his cabinet. He’s led CSK to victory in the IPL in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021.
India will play two warm-up matches before they begin their campaign.
The Virat Kohli-led side will take on England in their first warm-up clash on Monday and then face Australia in another practice game on Wednesday.
India will open their campaign in the tournament proper with a much-anticipated clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in Dubai on October 24.