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.
Kolkata, March. 8 : India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that his side are currently running on the top gear, but admitted that they have to maintain their intensity from the very first game of the World T20.
"I think we are running on the sixth gear," Dhoni told reporters here ahead of their first warm-up against West Indies on Thursday. "I think how we are playing cricket and the kind of stuff we are doing on the field is adequate enough for any level of game and we have to keep our intensity up and the focus should be there right from the very first ball.
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New Delhi: Soon after India's win over Bangladesh in the final of the Asia Cup 2016, skipper MS Dhoni was in a mood to payback his detractors. WATCH: MS Dhoni's reply to his photoshopped image by Bangladesh fan MUST READ WATCH: MS Dhoni's reply to his photoshopped image by Bangladesh fan
Ever since India lost the three-match ODI series to Bangladesh eight months ago, several cricket experts and media members called for Dhoni's sacking.
New Delhi, March. 7 : India, which have lifted the Asia Cup title for the sixth time, have strengthen their reputation as a strong title contender for the ICC World T20 as they will enter the tournament as the number-one ranked side.
India's number-one ranking was sealed after Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side swept aside Bangladesh by eight wickets to seal the Asia Cup title in Mirpur, hours after Australia had chased down South Africa's 204 to level the three-match series at one-all.
New Delhi, March. 7 : The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side received a flurry of wishes from the cricketing fraternity after they thrashed Bangladesh by eight-wickets to seal the Asia Cup Trophy on Sunday.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Anurag Thakur took to Twitter to congratulate the team for their brilliants efforts.
"Heartiest congratulations to Indian Team for winning #AsiaCupT20Final superb effort by @msdhoni & boys. Perfect preparations for #ICCWT20," Thakur tweeted.
Mirpur, March. 7 : After lifting the Asia Cup trophy without losing a single match in the tournament, India's limited-over's skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has described the victory as 'special' and admitted that it will boost his side's confidence ahead of the upcoming World T20.
Earlier, opener Shikhar Dhawan produced a scintillating 60-run knock to guide India to their sixth Asia Cup title win defeating Bangladesh by eights wicket in the final played at the Shere-E-Bangla Stadium.
Mirpur, Mar. 05 : India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that Asia Cup finalists Bangladesh have improved as a side over the years, insisting that defeating a home side is always difficult.
Although India comfortably trounced the hosts by 45 runs in the opening match of the tournament, Bangladesh displayed tremendous amount of resilience as they won three successive matches to advance to the final.
New Delhi: Thursday was indeed a sad day for cricket fraternity as former New Zealand cricket skipper Martin Crowe passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 53 years of age.
India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni expressed his condolences at the demise of New Zealand cricket great Martin Crowe after stating him as a "fantastic human being" like the rest of New Zealand players.
Mirpur, Mar. 04 : Indian spinning all-rounder Pawan Negi, who made his first international appearance against the United Arab Emirates in the Asia Cup on Thursday, revealed that he overcame a nervous shaky start after receiving a sense of calm from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
"Before walking out to the field, our captain MS Dhoni walked up to me and asked me not to think too much about the fact that I was making my debut. He asked me to relax and treat the game as a normal game and go about things normally," the 23-year-old told bcci. tv.
Mirpur: On a roll with three back-to-back victories, India have finally decided to test their reserve bench against minnows United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the final league encounter of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Thursday.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not someone who believes in chopping and changing the side too often but after making it to the final with a five-wicket win over Sri Lanka, the India skipper said that the UAE match will be a platform to give opportunity to all those who have till now warmed the benches.
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