Former Indian cricketer Robin Singh has asserted that former skipper MS Dhoni must be included in the squad for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Dhoni’s lack of form has put his inclusion in what will be his fourth World Cup under major doubt. The 37-year-old has averaged 25 runs with no half-centuries in 2018 in what was an average display by wicketkeeper-batsman.

Following his poor display, Dhoni was also left out from the T20I series against West Indies and is also set to miss out the 20-over format in India’s ongoing tour of Australia.

However, Robin Singh believes that Dhoni’s experience will be pivotal for the team and the board should stick to the man who led India to a famous victory in 2011.

Speaking to Sport360, Singh said: “Dhoni should be there (at the World Cup). Those who were given opportunities have not stamped their authority.”

“India are one of the front-runners. England are a very good side, they have been playing very good cricket. In their conditions they are extremely good,” Singh added.

The Indian cricket team is currently playing in Australia, and after a one-all draw in the T20 series, the men in blue will look to seal the test and ODI formats with victory.