As IPL-II progresses towards the finishing stage, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni reckons that from now on individual performances would have more influence on the outcome of the matches.
Chennai joined Delhi Daredevils in the semifinals of the second edition of the T20 event after edging past Kings XI Punjab by 24 runs last night.
"From now it will be more of a lottery system. If one batsman has a good day then he can take the team through. One can say that till now one had to play as a team consistently but now onwards it will be about three hours.
"Somebody like Hayden or a Raina has a good day or a bowler like Muralitharan can see our team through. I think all the four teams who qualify for the semis will be all strong teams," Dhoni was quoted as saying by the IPL website.
The Indian captain also said that they do not bother about their opponent in the last-four stage as Chennai was strong enough to take on any challenge.
"It is not about worrying. It is about whoever you face in the semis. It is not about being over confident – having fear of the opponent because having said and done if we played to our potential- we can be a tough side to beat.
However he warned his teammates of repeating mistakes saying, "Till now we have had made some mistakes, but from now onwards 15 minutes of madness and we can lose the match. From now on it will be tricky."