Indian Cricket Team will be playing 4 Test Matches against Australia followed to 2 T-20 Cricket Matches. As per available cricket schedule, India tour will commence from 26 December 2011 with first test match at Melbourne, Australia. The second test match ( 3 January 2012 to 7 January 2012) will be played in Sydney, third test match (13 January 2012 to 17 January 2012) in Perth and the last test match (24 January 2012 to 28 January 2012) of the series is scheduled to be played in Oval, Australia. Two T-20 (fatafat cricket) matches are scheduled for 1st and 3rd February 2012 at Sydney and Melbourne respectively in Australia. As per available information the Indian team selected for playing in India tour of Australia are: MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Rohit Sharma, Pragyan Ojha, Praveen Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, and Zaheer Khan (subject to fitness).
Being one of the top cricket teams of the world, expectations from Indian Cricket Team have always been high. Cricket is considered as a second religion in India; and every player of Indian Cricket Team enjoys a huge fan following. This tour of Australia is no exception; and a huge crowd is desperate to see Indian Cricket Team registering another victory. The last tour of England was not very pleasant for Indian Cricket Team; and most of the key players were either injured or totally out of form. Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni also had some health issues, specifically with his fingers. You might have noticed Dhoni’s messy glove work and heavily padded fingers during England tour. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen enduring the pain of sore hands and injured fingers, which negatively influenced his performance on the ground. Winning and losing is part and parcel of any game or competition; and, it is only the true spirit and dedicated efforts which are being expected by the viewers and fans. Luck does play a significant role in ascertaining the outcome of one’s efforts; and sometimes the success is attained, even with minimum efforts. Cricket is a team game; and it is the overall performance of each player which counts in determining the results. And, the role and performance of the Captain is Supreme, which may significantly influence the outcome. Let us analyze the horoscope of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the light of Vedic astrology.
As per vedic astrology readings, presently Mahendra Singh Dhoni is under Rahu Mahadasa and Mercury antardasa; and during the Australia Tour he will remain under pratyantar of Mars. In Dhoni birth chart, Rahu is united with Venus in eleventh house; and union with ninth lord had made Rahu a strong planet and giver of all materialistic success and prosperity. Antardasa lord Mercury is generating Bhadra Yoga in tenth house of Dhoni horoscope; but it is also united with the twelfth lord Sun. Saturn has its aspect over the union of Sun + Mercury; and in his Navamsha Chart, Saturn has become debilitated. Pratyantar dasa lord Mars is placed in ninth house and receiving aspect from Ketu. Being exalted in second house, the transit position of Saturn is somewhat better. Mercury will be passing through Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn zodiac signs during the period. Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) are transiting through their debilitation zodiac signs over third and ninth houses of Dhoni’s horoscope. But, it is the bad transit of Mars on Leo zodiac sign, which may cause some sudden and unexpected problems in Dhoni’s road to victory during Australia Tour.
During cricket test match series of the India tour to Australia 2011; the planets are suggesting tremendous amount of pressure on Dhoni. He may remain tensed and worried about his performance; and may lack the required courage to take bold decisions. Till 3 January 2012, transit Mercury will remain very close to debilitated Rahu and Mars will be having its fourth aspect over the union. And, from 16 January 2012 onwards, Mercury will become combust. Therefore, Dhoni’s performance during the bilateral cricket series is not looking much strong and favorable. Dhoni may also face problems in health or injury during this foreign tour as such Mars is notorious for causing physical sufferings to Virgo Ascendant people. The performance of other key players of Indian Cricket Team like Virender Sehwag, Sachin including the newly emerged Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will have strong say in determining the batting performance. While R Ashwin and Ishant Sharma have to prove their experience in bowling. Australian players might have already prepared themselves for dealing with bowling attack of Indian Cricket Team; and a lot will depend upon scoring runs on the board. During failure of top batting order, Indian Cricket Team has a very unusual tendency of scattering and getting chopped. Therefore, upgrading his batting order will be a good idea for Dhoni. It may help Dhoni in reducing the pressure and he will also be able to adapt more comfortably. At their own, the combined influences and mutual transit position of Moon, Mars, Mercury and Rahu are not looking favorable for Dhoni; and he may struggle to perform as per expectations. As per vedic astrology readings of Mahendra Singh Dhoni horoscope; the chances of winning the test match series are only 35%; and only some exceptional individual performances of bowlers can make it better.