Dhoni urges India to stick to basics


India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says that if his side stick to the basics, preserving their number one Test ranking will take care of itself. Dhoni’s team, also the 50-over world champions, have topped the ICC’s Test table for more than a year but could be knocked off their perch if England, currently third, win the upcoming four-match series by two clear victories. India, who completed a 1-0 win in a three-Test series away to the West Indies on Sunday, have just one warm-up match — a three-day fixture against Somerset starting here on Friday — before facing England at Lord’s next week.