New Delhi: India cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be targeting a healthy run-rate against Bangladesh when the two sides meet in Bengaluru on Wednesday in a crucial Super 10 Group 2 encounter in the ongoing World Twenty20.
Dhoni's side sees themselves placed at fourth spot of Group 2, after one defeat and one win. India will be needing a big victory with a higher run-rate in order to strengthen their bid for a semi-finals berth.
India lost grip on the rate after losing against New Zealand in Nagpur and Dhoni said that it isn't just about winning but also the run-rate.
"In the first game our run rate went down. So it`s not only about winning but you have to take care of the run-rate at some point," said Dhoni.
India`s six-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan on Saturday will have boosted their confidence after a shock 47-run defeat to New Zealand in their opening group match.
Dhoni cited that there is room for improvement.
"I still feel there is still scope for improvement and in the coming two games that will be our priority," said the captain.
New Zealand top the group on four points after two wins while Pakistan, Australia and India all have two points. However India`s run rate, which could determine who qualifies, is considerably worse than their rivals.
(With Agency inputs)