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Cricket

Dhoni backs Indian bowlers' T20 experience
ANI
Johannesburg, March 15, 2014
First Published: 10:50 IST(15/3/2014)
Last Updated: 13:42 IST(15/3/2014)

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has backed his team's bowlers to perform well in the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh as they have plenty of experience playing in similar conditions in domestic T20 matches.

The Indian bowling attack has been slammed by critics for its failure to win matches on foreign soil and the team also failed to make the final of the recent Asia Cup in Bangladesh, which was played in the 50-over format.

According to Sport24, however, the wicketkeeper-batsman did not appear to be worried and he said that they have bowlers who have played a lot of T20 matches, especially in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in similar conditions, adding that they have also played against the best players in the world in a high-standard IPL.

However, Dhoni admitted that his bowlers need to execute their plans well if they want to achieve success in the mega event, although he added that the tournament would be a good challenge for his bowlers.

Dhoni, who missed the Asia Cup with an injury, refused to pick a favourite for the tournament as he felt the shortness of the format gives every team an opportunity to win a match.

India will open their campaign against archrivals Pakistan next Friday at Mirpur's Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, the report added.


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