India well on track for World T20: Dhoni after Asia Cup success

  • PTI, Mirpur
  • Updated: Mar 07, 2016 07:35 IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni collects the trophy after the final match of Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Dhaka. (AFP)

As India lifted the Asia Cup trophy without losing a single match in the tournament, skipper MS Dhoni said they were well on track for the World Twenty20, beginning in two days time.

India were dominant in their win against Bangladesh in the final, chasing 121 with eight wickets in hand and seven balls to spare. Dhoni himself finished the match with a six off Amin Hossain.

During the post-match presentation, Dhoni praised team’s top batting order for their performance.

“Thanks to top-oder batsmen. They have done the bulk of the job, the lower order batsmen just go and do what is needed after that. It’s looking very good now, we are on track for the World T20,” Dhoni said.

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Dhoni said paceman Jasprit Bumrah and young all-rounder Hardik Pandya are making the side formidable.

“Jasprit, the beauty is that he can bowl yorkers, if you don’t have the yorker you have to try a lot of other deliveries, his slightly different action also helps him a bit. Hardik can bowl a few overs for us, so if he can give us four in T20s, with his batting and fielding he is a great package,” Dhoni said.

Dhoni also praised Yuvraj Singh for adjusting well to his changed batting position.

“Looking at this team it is tough to give Yuvi the no.4 slot, but he has adjusted. We have 13-14 players they are all match-winners, that is the beauty of the side, everyone is taking responsibility to finishing the game.” “Important is to get settled combination. That’s what we have.” he said.

Man-of-the-match Shikhar Dhawan, who struck 60, said it was a “special” knock for him. “It’s special. The best thing is that we won. As a team we have worked hard.

We are peaking at the right time. We were talking while chasing runs. We were comfortable during the chase, never felt the pressure. We were under control,” Dhawan said.

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