Asia Cup T20: Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants Men in Blue to come up with big performance in final
Dhoni is not taking Bangladesh lightly, who have reached the final by beating Pakistan.
New Delhi: After crushing minnows UAE by nine wickets in a dead rubber of the Asia Cup T20 on Thursday, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that his team has to be consistent in big games.
Dhoni has set his eyes on the final against hosts Bangladesh, but he knows that the Tigers would be a tough team to beat at home.
"We need 15 minutes to learn bad habit. You need maybe 5 -10 games to develop a good habit. There is always scope for improvement. We will have to be consistent in big games,” said Dhoni in the post match presentation.
Dhoni is not taking Bangladesh lightly, who have reached the final by beating Pakistan in their last match.
"We will have to come up with another big performance in the final. Bangladesh are a good team and they have improved a lot. It should be a good final,” added Dhoni.
When Dhoni was asked why he didn't tinker with the bating line-up, the skipper said: "I can only promote a few players at a time. Everybody has got enough chances to bat. In the batting order, only (Ajinkya) Rahane was left out. More often this is our batting order. We felt it was important to give games to bowlers who have not played so far.”
Interestingly, India made three changes in today's match by playing Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi and Harbhajan Singh in place of Ashish Nehra, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin.
As far as shortest format of the game is concerned India are on a roll as they won nine out of 10 T20 Internationals played this year, an outstanding record going into the ICC World T20.
(With agency inputs)