New Delhi: India are certainly one of the favorites to win the the ICC World T20. Everything has been falling in place for MS Dhoni & Co. They entered the tourney as the top ranked T20 team. India have been in sublime form in the shortest format as they have won ten out of their last 11 matches.
But India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn't want to take things for granted given the format's fickle nature.
"I think we are running on sixth gear. Technology has gone into the eighth gear but the kind of stuff we are doing on the field is adequate for any level of game. We have to see the focus should be on from the very first ball. I think everything is set, there're not anymore gears to operate on. I am really quite happy with the progress," Dhoni was quoted as saying by PTI.
Dhoni also said that it was a major relief for him to see that the young duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have managed to gel with the team along with comeback veteran Ashish Nehra.
"Definitely, I feel happy, it's a big relief. It's a relief to have death bowlers. 99 per cent of the time I know who's bowling the death. The job becomes easy. The whole bowling department is doing well. I don't have to put a lot of effort."
India will face New Zealand in their opening encounter, scheduled to take place in Nagpur on March 15.
Dhoni also elaborated the role of a finisher in the slam bang version as he stated: "For me a finisher is a lower order batsman. The top order batsman is always sets up the innings but it's always useful to have somebody like Virat at no 3 who has the ability to finish the game. But when the opposition scores big it is important for your 5-6-7 to finish the game. The entire set up is for the lower order batsman to finish the game.”
(With PTI inputs)