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India will go flat out against Aussies, says Dhoni

India are aiming to pull out all stops against Australia in the best-of-seven ODI series and provide a winning start to an eventful season, home team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said in the series souvenir brought out by the Cricket Board.

cricket Updated: Oct 25, 2009 11:22 IST

India are aiming to pull out all stops against Australia in the best-of-seven ODI series and provide a winning start to an eventful season, home team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said in the series souvenir brought out by the Cricket Board.

"We will be going flat out to bring a smile on the faces of our compatriots, and in the process make a successful start to what is going to an eventful season, with series against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Africa lined up in the months to follow," Dhoni said in his 'Captain's Log'.

Saying that the visitors would be confident going into the series that started here today after their successful runs in the ODI series in England and in the Champions Trophy, Dhoni said there was no better feeling in cricket than "in beating a formidable opponent".

"We have got used to experiencing it of late and would not like to break the habit," he said.

Complimenting his teammates for having "handled the pressures and challenges that accompany a place in the Indian cricket team" very well, Dhoni said it was a privilege to be the captain of the team that has "achieved so much in so short a span of time".

Pointing out India's recent fine record against the three-time World Cup winners, including the historic tri-series triumph Down Under in 2007-08, Dhoni also recalled the defeat against the visitors in the seven-match ODI rubber in 2007.